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  1. duxrule

    Found late this morning in his home in Tiburon. Here's the press release:

    Investigation into Death of Robin Williams

    On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 am, Marin County Communications
    received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63 year old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.
    An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications. 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. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted. Media inquiries should be directed to Lt. Keith Boyd at 415-827-8202 or

    Posted on August 11, 2014 - 04:09 PM #
  2. skeptical

    Broadway, you involved with this, too?

    Posted on August 11, 2014 - 04:09 PM #
  3. Alfredo_T

    Here is a story from the LA Times:

    Posted on August 11, 2014 - 04:17 PM #
  4. Brianl

    Holy hell, this stopped me dead in my tracks.

    Insanely talented man, and he proved that he can do much more than the comedy role.


    Suicide? That shocks me.

    Posted on August 11, 2014 - 04:24 PM #
  5. paulwalker


    This is huge. Probably the wrong time to compare, but this is the biggest name since Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson.

    What an amazing entertainer, and so talented in whatever he did, whether it was stand-up, a tv sitcom, movies, (both serious and comedic), or just guesting on a late night talk show.

    This just isn't a phrase for him. It is true. He WILL be missed.

    Posted on August 11, 2014 - 04:28 PM #
  6. NoParty

    Lots of drugs in his life.... Just went through his 27 (joke) drug rehab for crying out loud....

    Posted on August 11, 2014 - 04:29 PM #
  7. Valerie ring

    Welcome to the world of Bi-Polar.

    Posted on August 11, 2014 - 04:39 PM #
  8. Skybill9

    We have lost one of the best.

    R.I.P Mork.

    Posted on August 11, 2014 - 04:42 PM #
  9. Skybill9

    "Broadway, you involved with this, too?"

    Skeptical, when someone looks up "dumbass" in the dictionary I am now 10000000% sure it has your picture there. I only thought so before but you have now removed all doubt.

    Posted on August 11, 2014 - 04:45 PM #
  10. Andy_brown

    When the curtain has fallen for the last time, there still are bloopers:


    The Earth lost one of its funniest inhabitants today.

    Posted on August 11, 2014 - 04:48 PM #