A press conference held at 2:00 p.m. today shed light on the tragic death of Robin Williams, 63. On Monday, a 911 call was sent from Robin’s home when his assistant found the actor unconscious. Robin was later reported to have died from asphyxia. Law enforcement revealed today that Robin hung himself with a belt and cuts were found on his wrist. Next to his body was a pocket knife with blood on it. Toxicology results are expected in two to six weeks, with an ongoing investigation.
The official report says, “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. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.”
Over 20 years battling alcoholism, drugs and depression, Robin had recently checked into a rehab facility in Minnesota. On Monday, after news of the actor’s death spread, Robin’s rep released a statement, “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.” ~Andrea Hodgins