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New Details About Robin Williams' Suspected Suicide Emerge From Police; Death Officially Classified As A Suicide

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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.

He had been last seen alive Sunday at 10pm by his wife who had retired for the evening.

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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8 comments to “New Details About Robin Williams' Suspected Suicide Emerge From Police; Death Officially Classified As A Suicide”

  1. PJ says – reply to this


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    Okay Perez, you've rung all the juicy drama out of this. can we please let the family mourn in private?

  2. Michelle says – reply to this


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    Seriously…let it be Perez. It's sad enough as it is.

  3. Jessica says – reply to this


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    this post makes me angry! You people have gone too far! Exposing details about his death! What PJ said, give his family some damn privacy!

  4. cynum says – reply to this


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    you guys are saying to give the family some privacy and you're the ones reading. Its not out of rudeness, his fans also want to know what happened and now we have access to the information. This guy is a celeb theres no such thing as 'privacy' especially on an issue as big as this one

  5. Diane says – reply to this


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    Oh, people, leave Perez alone. This is a media source. Media does news. Peres is doing his job. This does not mean Perez (or us, readers who devour news) shows lack of disrespect for Robin Williams' family. Besides, I am pretty sure that you all are curious of how a huge celeb like Robin put an end to his life. Come on, now! R.I.P, Robin Williams. Condolences to your family.



  6. 6

    Oh, people, leave Perez alone. This is a media source. Media does news. Perez is doing his job. This does not mean Perez (or us, readers who devour news) shows lack of disrespect for Robin Williams' family. Besides, I am sure we all appreciate the details. We all want to know how a phenomenal person like Robin Williams died. R.I.P., Mr. Williams. Condolences to your family.

  7. nybaby40 says – reply to this


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    Neither Hollywood, nor the rest of the country and even the world is very forgiving when it comes to aging. I did not even know he had a show, maybe it was not promoted enough. Very sad he felt he was more valuable to his family dead than alive… RIP Mr. Williams, you and your talent and warmth personality will always be missed.

  8. R.I.P. says – reply to this


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    Robin was so good and sweet. He's with God. God Bless Him and his family.