Breaking: Robin Williams Dead Of Apparent Suicide

RobinWilliamsThe news is just coming in, but it is being reported by the Hollywood Reporter that comic actor Robin Williams has been found dead in Marin County, California. He was 63.

The police statement is as follows –

On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63-year-old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.

An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Division s of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.

The Reporter also quoted Williams’s publicist as saying that the funnyman had “been battling severe depression of late.”

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Rebecca Laincz
August 11, 2014 7:28 pm

Yeah, no words.

Jeff Beard
August 11, 2014 7:29 pm

Such sad news. :(

Rich Drees
August 11, 2014 7:31 pm

I don’t shed tears often. And now I’ve done it twice this summer.

Andrea Anesi
August 11, 2014 7:32 pm

Ditto :-(

Andrea Bartlett Smith
August 11, 2014 8:06 pm

yup

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August 12, 2014 6:26 pm

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