Hollywood filmstar Robin Williams, who was found dead in his San Francisco house, has reportedly killed himself. Fresh reports reveal that the actor hanged himself with a belt in his apartment.
Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd stated that Williams was found in a bedroom by his personal assistant yesterday. Boyd said toxicology tests will be executed and the investigation is ongoing.
Sheriff’s authorities claim a preliminary investigation determined the cause of death was suicide due to asphyxia. Williams was 63 and had periodic bouts of substance abuse and depression. Williams’ press representative Mara Buxbaum said the actor had been battling severe depression recently.
Just last month, Williams announced he was returning to a 12-step treatment program. Coroner’s officials say he was last seen alive at home around 10 p.m.