Robin Williams’ death ruled a suicide


The actor’s body was discovered in his Tiburon, California home on August 11. He was 63. Investigators released a statement the following day revealing preliminary reports indicated he had taken his own life. In a statement issued Friday to CNN, the Marin County coroner shared its findings.

‘His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others’

According to the report, alcohol and illegal drugs were not involved, although there were “therapeutic concentrations” of prescription drugs found in the actor’s system.

Marin County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Keith Boyd confirmed reports in August the actor had been recently treated for depression.

Robin left behind his wife, Susan Schneider, and three adult children, whom he shared with ex-wives Valerie Velardi and Marsha Garces.

His grieving widow released a statement shortly after his death, sharing her late husband’s battles and his private fight with Parkinson’s Disease.

“Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly,” she told Deadline at the time.

She also thanked others for the “outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched”.

“His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles,” she said, adding that she hoped sharing his struggles might help those in similar situations.

“…Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child — Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid,” she continued.

“It is our hope in the wake of Robin’s tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid.”

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