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Asphyxia Killed Robin Williams

August 13, 2014 Robin Williams

In a press conference, the Marin County Sheriff's Department revealed the legendary actor Robin Williams’ cause of death.

The “Mrs. Doubtfire” star died from asphyxia due to hanging and was found seated in a lightly suspended position by his personal assistant.

Toxicology tests were performed on his body, as chemical substances were found in his system when he passed away, and the results will be available after two to six weeks.

Lt. Keith Boyd, Marin County Sheriff, informed the reporters that Williams had cut himself with a pocket knife and had hanged himself with a belt.

"Mr. Williams [was found] clothed in a seated position, unresponsive, and with a belt secured around his neck with the other end of the belt wedged between the closed closet door and door frame," Boyd revealed to the reporters.

"We want to be thorough. We want to be sure that we cover all of our bases…to make sure we're not forgetting anything else that we're not being presumptive and overlooking [pertinent details]." He added.

He also added that the late star had "acute, superficial cuts" located "on the inside of his left wrist."

Police expounded that the investigation is still active and no time of death has been indicated.

Williams’ second wife was the last person to see the comedy legend alive. She left the house in the morning and only returned after the Good Will Hunting star’s body was found.

Funeral arrangements have not been made public.

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