Coroner Reveals Shocking New Details of Robin Williams’ Death
November 7, 2014 4:28pm PST
The Marin County sheriff’s office has released the results of an autopsy performed on legendary comedian Robin Williams. The late actor had no illegal drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his death, which has been ruled a suicide. Williams died in his Northern California home on August 11.
Williams was found to have taken prescription medication in ‘therapeutic concentrations.’ It was reported after his death that he suffered with depression and had ongoing issues with substance abuse. He had entered a rehabilitation program shortly before his death.
Williams’ autopsy report was eventually slated for release on September 20. Then, the date was pushed back to November 3. It was finally released on Friday. Toxicology reports routinely take up to six weeks to complete, though it is not known why Williams’ was twice delayed.
The coroner has labeled the comedian’s death suicide due to asphyxiation by hanging. Sheriff’s Deputy Stewart Cowan remarked that no further information from the report will be released.
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