Legendary Actor Robin Williams Dead... Suspected Of Committing Suicide By Asphyxiation

Comedian and Oscar winner, Robin Williams, was found dead inside his home in Tiburon, California on Monday.

On Monday, authorities received a 911 call at approximately 11:55am(8pm CAT) reporting that Williams was unconscious and not breathing. in his residence.

First responders were dispatched and Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02pm(9pm CAT). Reports Gossip Cop

The Marin County Coroner says the actor may have committed suicide by asphyxiation.

A statement by the Marin County Coroner Reads:

'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, California. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams.'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 12pm.

An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Division s 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.

His wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement, “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. 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.”

Robin was 63 years-old when he died and appears in the upcoming Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. He was also believed to reprise his Mrs. Doubtfire role in a sequel.

President Obama led the tributes saying...

'Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien - but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most - from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin's family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.

Williams is survived by his wife and three kids Zelda,Cody, and Zachary.

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