Robin Williams’ Autopsy Found No Illegal Drugs Or Alcohol

Robin Williams

Authorities revealed that Robin Williams was not under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol at the time when he committed suicide in August.

Williams, 63, was found dead in his California home on August 11 in what was ruled a suicide.

CBS News reports that the Marin County sheriff’s office released the autopsy results on Friday. And it was found that Williams had taken prescription medications, but in “therapeutic concentrations.”

The coroner ruled his death a suicide that resulted from asphyxia due to hanging.

The award-winning actor had been struggling with depression and anxiety and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. It was recently revealed that Robin was also suffering from paranoia. His wife, Susan Schneider, had additionally revealed that his paranoia and anxiety had increased in the last year.

According to Yahoo News, the night before he died, Robin placed several wristwatches in a sock and gave them to someone for safekeeping.

The report details Schneider’s account of Robin the night before he passed away. Susan explained that they were sleeping in separate rooms as Robin was restless due to his condition. On Sunday night, he came into their room to grab his iPad around 10:30 p.m., which Susan took to mean he was in a good mood and was going to read or watch TV, something he hadn’t done in six months. She even described his demeanor as “excited.”

Williams had talked and joked about his struggles with alcohol and drugs in the past. And after his death, it was discovered that the comedian was “battling severe depression.”

The Guardian reported that the results of Williams’ autopsy, including toxicology tests, were originally scheduled to be released September 20. Marin County officials later announced a November 3 release date, but the report was then further delayed. Toxicology reports routinely take up to six weeks to complete.

In a statement following his death, Williams’ wife said that she was “utterly heartbroken” and asked for privacy for the family.

“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.”

Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the San Francisco Bay one day after his death.

Robin is survived by his wife and three children from previous marriages: Zak, 31, Zelda, 25, and Cody, 22.