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Robin Williams

Suicide By Hanging

No Note

8/12/2014 7:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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9:00 AM PDT: We've learned Robin was discovered by his personal assistant. Robin's wife Susan left their house Monday morning to run errands. While she was gone, Robin's assistant came over, knocked at the door but no one answered. She became concerned because Robin was supposed to be there. She then knocked on the window and when no one answered she went inside and found the body.

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Robin Williams
committed suicide by hanging himself inside his home ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.

Sources say the family has heard nothing about a suicide note and it appears the comedian did not leave one.

We're told Robin hanged himself inside the main house ... not the garage.

Law enforcement will hold a news conference today at 11 AM PT to discuss details of the suicide and TMZ will livestream it.

As we previously reported ... Robin had been struggling with a deep depression and went to rehab last month. People familiar with his condition say he seemed almost too far gone back then.

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381 COMMENTS

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16.

HandsomeJon    

I get the obvious sadness and all, but in the spirit of Curb Your Enthusiasm...no note? Kind of rude.

75 days ago
17.

Itoldu    

I can't even imagine the kind of pain he was in ,to end it this way......
He was one of a kind.
Condolences to family and friends.

75 days ago
18.

fifithepoodle    

Heartbreaking

75 days ago
19.

OhWell    

This Is Sad...So Very Very Sad...

That Michael Jackson Didn't
Do The Same Thing To Himself
Twenty Five Years Ago, Before He
Started His Poop Filled Duck Butter
Palm Scratching Molesting Of Little Boys.


¯\_(ツ)_/¯
(O)(H)(W)(E)(L)(L)

75 days ago
20.

peaches01    

Thanks for the laughs you brought into my life.You are not alone with depression ,rest in peace Mr. Williams.

75 days ago
21.

BillyBob Again    

This was clearly an accidental David Carradine memorial routine. Normaly one doesn't asphyxiate while hanging done right. And Williams was no idiot . . . he just was a crazy perf.

75 days ago
22.

holdmyballs    

Suicide is for the weak, life is for the strong.

75 days ago
23.

Yes Honey    

We don't need those details TMZ! I know you are glad you broke the story but we get it .... he hung himself and committed suicide. Fans need to grieve too so wait a few days to add the details. Just saying.

75 days ago
24.

fonzie    

What a hostle act. A depraved and violent act. I'm not judging just saying. What a way to go. Says alot about the mind.

75 days ago
25.

Yes, I'm That Leah    

I don't want to know the truth. it seems like a messed up hanging... for him to die of no air. Just leave it alone.

I'll watch the Birdcage tonight. I'll miss Robin.

75 days ago
26.

Panda    

This one hits pretty hard.

Being talented and having the ability to make people laugh is great. But what made him special was his kind heart and generosity.

When I was a kid we used to go trick or treating at his house. I'm sure very few celebrities open their doors to neighborhood kids, yet he was always there handing out all kinds of candy and toys.

He would go to UCSF on Christmas Eve to visit the sick kids. He truly was a kind, selfless person.

To know that he did so much for others, yet was in so much anguish himself, is devastating.

75 days ago
27.

holdmyballs    

Suicide for the weak, life is for the strong. We shouldn't be sad about this, it was his decision. Let's celebrate has career and the many ways he brought happiness to all of us.

75 days ago
28.

tooshy20    

A news conference REALLY?

75 days ago
29.

E. Norma Scock    

Wow..all i can say ..WOW

75 days ago
30.

just_bcuz    

It's sad that he felt so bad inside he'd rather die than to live. People hurt

75 days ago
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