Robin Williams Preliminary Cause of Death: Asphyxia Due to Hanging
A press conference is currently being held to answer questions about Robin Williams‘ sudden death, which was believed to be suspected suicide by asphyxia after preliminary reports.
The 63-year-old beloved actor, comedian, and multi-award winning actor had an examination performed today, which revealed his cause of death to be asphyxia due to hanging by a belt in the preliminary autopsy. Details are still being worked out.
Toxicology will be run to see if chemicals were in the body at the time of death.
Robin was found by his assistant with a belt around his neck in a seated position with cut marks around his wrists. Police have not commented if a note was found at the scene.
The time of death is not known. Robin‘s wife Susan Schneider last saw her husband at 10:30 pm on Sunday evening, and left the house before seeing him in the morning.
The final cause and manner of death will be revealed in several weeks. This is just an initial cause of death based on preliminary observations. All of this information came from the press conference held today.
Robin was found dead in his home mid-day yesterday. After news broke, the outpouring of love and memorials on social media over took the web.
Our continued thoughts go out to Robin‘s family and friends during this time.