Actor and comic Robin Williams died of a suicide, police now verify, and imagine asphyxia because of hanging was the reason for his death. Williams, 63, died Monday at his residence in Marin County, California.
Late Tuesday morning, Marin Co. Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd instructed reporters at a press convention that Williams’ private assistant discovered the actor hanging from a belt round his neck inside a room at his residence someday earlier. Cuts had been additionally discovered on Williams’ wrist, Boyd stated, and a pocket knife was situated close to his physique.
“It was so sudden and he was such a great guy and it’s such a loss to the whole community,” neighbor Daniel Jennings instructed the Associated Press. “He was very nice to all of the neighbors.”
Officials stated at Tuesday’s presser that Williams’ spouse final noticed him at round 10:30 p.m. Sunday night, and that the actor’s physique was found late the following morning in a “seated position, suspended, slightly above the ground,” based on Boyd, “suspended from the belt that was wedged between the door and the door frame that was placed around his neck.”
The Coroner has preliminarily dominated the incident a death because of hanging, and stated a toxicology report will likely be completed in two- to six-weeks.
One day earlier, Williams’ publicist issued a assertion saying his consumer had been “battling severe depression,” and requested for privateness on behalf of the actor’s household.
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken,”Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement on Monday.“As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
His daughter, 25-year-old Zelda Williams, posted an excerpt from the guide “The Little Prince” in paying tribute to her daughter over Twitter.
“You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them… In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing,” it learn. “And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night… You – only you – will have the stars that can laugh.”