13 Aug – The world is still reeling from the shock of losing one of the greatest actors to have ever graced the silver screen, now another piece of information has come to light that will not do much in the way of consoling Robin Williams' devoted fans.
Williams' death has been confirmed as suicide. While yesterday police speculated it to be the apparent cause of death, today they have confirmed that Williams took his own life by hanging himself.
Assistant country coroner, sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd, said the actor's stiffening body was found suspended from a belt secured between the door and the frame.
Williams was last seen alive by his wife on Sunday night. She went to bed alone and did not see him before leaving the house the next day as she thought he was still asleep in another room. A personal assistant went to check on the actor a little before noon and immediately called 911 after finding the rigid body.
Police found a stained pocket knife near the body but the red substance on it is yet to be determined as Williams' blood. There are however slash marks found on the inside of his left wrist.
Boyd refused to comment further on the state of the crime scene but assured that investigation will continue, in order to rule out any foul play.