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Robin Williams

Tried Cutting Wrist

Before Hanging

8/12/2014 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Robin Williams tried to slit his wrist with a pocket knife but when that suicide attempt failed he hanged himself with a belt.

The Marin County Deputy Coroner says Williams was at home alone Monday when he tried slashing his left wrist, but it only left "acute superficial cuts." 

The Coroner says Williams then took a belt, tied it around his neck and secured it between the closet door and door frame.  Williams was in a seated position, slightly suspended with his right shoulder against the door.

The Coroner also confirmed TMZ's story ... Robin's personal assistant discovered his body.

The official says the actor had been receiving treatment for depression.  As we reported ... Robin had been severely depressed and went to a Minnesota rehab facility last month.

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1.

namers    

TMZ and Radar Online both suck in your exploitative coverage of Robin's death.

STFU!

37 days ago
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kathryn    

He had to of hung him self. Who found him cause they report he was on the floor?

37 days ago
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kathryn    

Just remember. It's not your fault. RIP Robin Williams

37 days ago
4.

Sasha    

R.i.p you made me laugh for years and I hope you find the happiness that you couldnt get here in the next world!

37 days ago
5.

bazinga    

I could care less - he wasn't funny at all to me.

37 days ago
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ShotGunA    

So sad we don't get to see his beautiful, smiling face in anything else. You will be.missed. The world is a shade darker without you.

37 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

9 stories!!! Keep milking it guys!! Gotta make that money!!

37 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

Real news sources say he had bad money problems. Keep making up sources who told you rehab was too late bloodsuckers

37 days ago
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jaydub53    

Rest your soul robin. You'll be missed

37 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

As usually tmz us making stuff up. He had severe money probs. rehab had nothing to do with it bloodsuckers

37 days ago
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Steve    

He was found sitting in a chair with a belt around his neck and scratches on his wrist from a pocket knife which had blood dried on it.

37 days ago
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myopinion    

He died with a belt around his neck....so sad R.I.P. Robin you will truly be missed but not forgotten.

37 days ago
13.

jae kae    

Lieutenant Boyd is HOT! Loved how he ran that presser like a pro. Rrawwr!

37 days ago
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foosheezoo    

Did they already air this or are we still waiting ?

37 days ago
15.

w    

Something's off about this story

37 days ago
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