New Details About Robin Williams' Suspected Suicide Emerge From Police; Death Officially Classified As A Suicide
We are still in absolute shock about Robin Williams' sudden passing.
Today, investigators held a new conference, and here's all the new information that they just released.
Robin was seeking treatment for depression before his death.
The next day, she left at 10:30am believing him to be asleep in a different room.
However, later that morning, his personal assistant became concerned after he failed to respond to knocks on his door.
His personal assistant found him clothed, slightly suspended, and in a seated position with a belt around his neck. The belt was secured between the closed closet door and door frame.
By this point, rigor mortis set in and his body was cold. He was pronounced dead at 12:00pm by firefighters who arrived at the scene.
In addition, superficial transverse cuts were found on his left wrist, with a pocket knife being found on the ground with blood on it. Whether or not it was his blood has yet to be determined.
Toxicology will investigate whether or not substances were in his system at the time of his death, with results returning in his 2-6 weeks.
However, when it came to a potential suicide note, at one point the spokesperson for the Marin County Sheriff's Office said that authorities "will not discuss the note" before quickly correcting his statement to say "a note."
We're not sure if this was an accidental slip of the tongue, or they are not disclosing that information, but then later that spokesperson mentioned again that he would not discuss "the note."
His official cause of death was asphyxia due to hanging.
All of this is just so very sad.
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