Press conference held by the Marin County sheriff’s department regarding Robin Williams’ death claimed that it was an apparent suicide.
Not much was revealed that wasn’t already known, but the details are bleak to say the
least. The sheriff’s department has stated that Williams hanged himself from a closet door using a belt. He apparently tried to cut his wrists before hanging himself, but that only,resulted in an “acute superficial cut.”
Williams’ personal assistant found his body yesterday morning and shortly after alerted the authorities.
The sheriff’s department also stated a toxicology report will be performed to see if Williams was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol when he committed suicide.
However, the results of those tests won’t be available for two to six weeks.
The 63-year-old actor had been battling severe depression of late, and it appears he succumbed to his inner demons.
Update: You can find the transcript of the statement made by the Sheriff’s Department here.