Actor Robin Williams Found Dead

Courtesy of Wikipedia

Courtesy of Wikipedia

MARIN COUNTY, CA – Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead today in his California home after an apparent suicide.

He was 63.

The Marin County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at 11:55 a.m. reporting a man had been located unconscious and not breathing.

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The man was identified as Williams and pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m.

Preliminary information developed during the investigation lead the sheriff’s coroner division to believe the cause of death to be a suicide caused by asphyxiation.

A comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination can be made and a forensic examination is scheduled for Tuesday, August 12 with a subsequent toxicology test to be conducted.

Williams won an Academy Award for his performance in the movie “Good Will Hunting.”