Robin William hanged himself, Assistant Deputy Chief Coroner Keith Boyd said at a press conference Tuesday (Aug. 12) morning. The 63-year-old actor was found by his personal assistant yesterday morning “clothed and in a seated position, unresponsive with a belt around his neck.”
A 911 call was placed by the assistant, who had searched around the house for him before discovering his body. “Superficial acute transverse cuts” were found on Williams’ wrists in addition to a pocket knife located in “close proximity” to the Oscar winner. What appeared to be dried blood was found on the knife, but tests have not yet confirmed that it belonged to Williams.
He was last seen alive Sunday night at around 10:00 p.m. His wife went to sleep that night in another bedroom in their home. She left the house to run errands the next morning, “believing that Williams was asleep” in a bedroom.