Comedic actor Robin Williams, 63, was found dead in his California home this Monday morning in what appears to be a suicide, though that is unconfirmed at this time. The actor, best known for roles in Mork and Mindy, Jack, Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting was known to have battled severe depression in the past. Here is the full press release from the Marin Police Department.
3501 Civic Center Drive #241San Rafael, CA 94903
Marin County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lt. Keith BoydAssistant Chief Deputy Coroner415firstname.lastname@example.org August 11, 2014
Investigation into Death of Actor Robin Williams
On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 am, Marin County Communicationsreceived a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconsciousand not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’sOffice, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire ProtectionDistrict were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at12:00 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 currentlyunderway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office.Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams waslast seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1call was placed to Marin County Communications. At this time, the Sheriff’s OfficeCoroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but acomprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequenttoxicology testing to be conducted.Media inquiries should be directed to Lt. Keith Boyd at 415-827-8202
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