The Marin County coroner has ruled that there were no drugs or alcohol involved in the suicide of Robin Williams, 63, who died from asphyxia after hanging himself on August 11.
Williams was found by his personal assistant, who knocked on the door and was worried when he did not answer. She found the body when she entered the room.
The Los Angeles Times reported in July that Williams had entered the Hazelden facility in Minnesota, a rehab center, to “fine-tune” his sobriety. He had previously entered the same facility in 2006.
Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, who last saw him the day before he died, said after his death that she was “utterly heartbroken,” and added, “As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.” A representative for Williams admitted that Williams had been “battling severe depression.”
Williams won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting, was nominated for Good Morning Vietnam, and starred in other films including Mrs. Doubtfire, Aladdin, Hook, The Fisher King, and Dead Poets Society.