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Marin County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division
IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lt. Keith Boyd Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner 415-827-8202 firstname.lastname@example.org August 11, 2014
Investigation into Death of Actor Robin Williams
On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 am, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63 year old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA. 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. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.
Very unfortunate to hear about this - he had gone back into rehab recently voluntarily saying that he was getting on top of some problems he had slipped back into. I really admired how he did this before things got out of control.
He was a hell of a comedian who was loved by many and made so many people laugh. This is a huge loss for the comedy community.
RIP...I will always remember my first time seeing him on TV for an episode of "Happy Days". When I was a little kid, we had a black and white TV and I didn't even know his costume was red. LOL It was alien Mork vs. Fonzie before Robin Williams got his own TV show "Mork and Mindy".