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Police Release Official Statement Regarding Robin Williams' Untimely Death: 'Cause Of Death Was Asphyxia'

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It's just so insanely sad.

As it has been reported, Robin Williams was found dead at his home today in Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office has revealed that they believe the apparent cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.

Following the initial reports, the Sheriff's office released the following statement on the case, revealing the moments leading up to the discovery of Robin in his home:

Investigation into Death of Actor Robin Williams

On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 am, 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 Divisions 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.

How completely awful. We're still just so stunned.

A legend taken far too early, way way before his time.

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4 comments to “Police Release Official Statement Regarding Robin Williams' Untimely Death: 'Cause Of Death Was Asphyxia'”

  1. Keely says – reply to this


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    I am sooooo ANGRY that he did this. What legacy did you leave behind for your fans, and especially your children. The Fisher King is my favorite movie of all time ! How will I be able to watch it again? The red Knight won and Perry Lost ! Damn it Robin !

  2. Ren says – reply to this


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    RIP Robin, your bright light has passed from this earth moving onwards throughout the Universe. You are missed

  3. minnie says – reply to this


    3

    Soo heart broken RIP Robin

  4. blackattackcat says – reply to this


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    I still say it was an accidental asphyxiation. Partially clothed? Hanging in a closet? Sounds like David Carradine all over again. Perhaps it was auto erotica asphyxiation. Sometimes that gets way out of hand and you're done.