Robin Williams death has shocked the nation. The legendary comedian was found dead in his home on Monday, and all signs are pointing to the cause of death being suicide.
While nothing has officially been confirmed, an autopsy is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, CNN reports of Robin Williams’ tragic death.
Robin Williams had a long history of battling substance abuse, but in a statement made by the actor’s publicist, it was revealed that Williams was also battling depression.
Robin Williams autopsy results will likely not be fully revealed for weeks as the toxicology reports usually take the longest to get back. These reports will reveal whether or not Robin had any sort of drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his tragic death.
Radar Online reveals that police suspected Robin Williams’ initial cause of death to be suicide caused by asphyxia.
“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,” the police report reads.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Robin Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, released a statement not long after the news broke of her husband’s death asking for privacy during this difficult time.
“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.”
Meanwhile, fans are still in shock by the fact that Robin Williams would end his life, and that a man who brought so much joy to others was secretly struggling with so much internal pain and depression. Some reports suggest that the actor was hurting over his struggling career, while others have blamed his substance abuse problems.
Last month, Robin Williams checked himself into rehab for “sobriety management,” but now rumors are flying that it was actually for his depression issues or that he could have been using drugs and alcohol again.
No matter what Robin Williams cause of death is or what the autopsy reveals, nothing will be able to replace his unique character and brand of comedy in fan’s hearts. It’s those fans who will forever miss the funnyman, who leaves behind a lasting, yet tragic legacy.
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