REMERON & SEROQUEL: Robin Williams July 21, 1954 – August 11, 2014

ROBIN WILLIAMS Born: July 21,1951 Died: August 11, 2014

This weekend should not pass us by without addressing the anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest comedians of all time, Robin Williams. He died three years ago of Antidepressant-induced REM Sleep Disorder (RBD). He had at least 2 serotonergic drugs in his system when he killed himself.

One antidepressant found in Robin Williams toxicology test, Mirtazapine, Remeron, has 10 drug regulatory agency warnings citing suicidal ideation.

The mainstream media are reporting that Robin Williams had no drugs in his system when he died, but what they mean is no ‘illegal drugs’. He did have two serotonergic prescription medications in his system, these are legal drugs, and they can often be worse than street drugs as many users will attest to and which have long been known to produce LSD effects and even test positive for PCP. Sadly these (side) effects are not as well known by the public, nor their physicians. But we do know that the hallucinogenic effects of LSD and PCP are brought on by their mimicking of serotonin – the very chemical these serotonergic medications are designed to increase. As a result SSRI’s, SNRI’s, tricyclic antidepressants, MAI’s, atypical antipsychotics, or any other drug which increases serotonin levels can cause all sorts of problems, from inducing self harm, mania, akathisia, suicidal ideation, aggression, homicidal thoughts etc… Anyone on them long-term is asking for trouble…but even short term they can cause all sorts of nasty side effects as was demonstrated in the courtroom verdict finding only two doses of the antidepressant Paxil to be the main cause of the mass murder/suicide of the Donald Schell family in Wyoming in 2001. (Tobin vs Glaxo)

Thanks to Alex Steblowsky for sharing much of this information with links. https://truthman30.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/robin-williams-had-2-antidepressants-in-his-system-when-he-killed-himself-autopsy-reveals/

This weekend should not pass us by without addressing the anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest comedians of all time, Robin Williams. He died three years ago of Antidepressant-induced REM Sleep Disorder (RBD). This is a disorder I wrote about almost three decades ago in my book on about antidepressants, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! as being the most deadly side effect, or abrupt withdrawal effect, of antidepressants . Here is our Facebook group by that name on this disorder where one acts out their worst nightmare in a sleep state:

Facebook Group: Antidepressant-induced REM Sleep Disorder

https://www.facebook.com/groups/106704639660883/

Although his wife amazingly was able to track down what it was that drove him to take his life – a REM Sleep Disorder, she attributed it to Lewy Bodies, not knowing how common RBD is to antidepressant use nor the fact that the overwhelming majority of RBD cases, 86%, are diagnosed in those taking an antidepressant.

But Robin was not on just one, but two of these drugs which produce this deadly sleep disorder known to cause the patient to hurt themselves or someone else in 80% of the cases (including both murder and suicide) as they act out these drug-induced nightmares.

Our Facebook groups for the antidepressant and atypical antipsycotic Robin was taking, which we firmly believe need to be pulled from the market….

Facebook Group: Remeron (Mirtazapine) Should Be Illegal

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RemeronandMirtazapine/?ref=br_rs

Facebook Group: Seroquel (Quetiapine) Should Be Illegal

https://www.facebook.com/groups/605535796261627/

The mainstream media are reporting that Robin Williams had no drugs in his system when he died, but what they mean is no ‘illegal drugs’.

So what was his prescription drug history? What all had he been given as he was treated for depression, Bipolar, etc. What doses were they? And how long was he on them? How rapidly was he taken off them? All these things can contribute to this final tragic outcome. I firmly believe Robin’s family deserve to know the truth about the dangers all the prescription drugs he had been given…

Some news sites are reporting the name of the atypical antipsychotics he was given as, Seroquel.

“When authorities found Robin’s body … they saw a closed bottle of Seroquel, a drug that treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and depression. It was prescribed a week before he died.

This news site is reporting, Seroquel (an atypical anti-psychotic and the antidepressant, mirtazapine (Remeron Zispin)

http://www.drugs.com/remeron.html

“In general, some antidepressants, especially SSRIs, can paradoxically exacerbate some peoples’ depression or anxiety or cause suicidal ideation.[55] Despite its sedating action, mirtazapine is also believed to be capable of this, and for this reason in the United States and certain other countries it carries a black box label warning of these potential effects.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetiapine

Both classes of these types of drugs all carry Black Box warning labels for suicide.

There is an emerging controversy regarding quetiapine fatalities. The deaths of at least six U.S. military veterans who were given drug cocktails including quetiapine[31] have been attributed to its inclusion by military doctors to treat PTSD.

Approximately 10,000[32] lawsuits[33][34][35][36][37] against AstraZeneca for problems ranging from slurred speech and chronic insomnia to death have been filed by individuals from civilian populations.

Some have argued that additional somatic and psychiatric symptoms associated with dopaminergic super-sensitivity, including dyskinesia and acute psychosis, are common features of withdrawal in individuals treated with neuroleptics.[48][49][50][51] This has led some to suggest that the withdrawal process might itself be psychosis-mimetic, producing psychotic-like symptoms even in previously healthy patients, indicating a possible pharmacological origin of mental illness in a yet unknown percentage of patients currently and previously treated with antipsychotics.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/11/07/robin-williams-autopsy-results-drugs-depression-suicide-parkinsons/#ixzz3IRUsdkWz
http://perezhilton.com/2014-11-07-robin-williams-autopsy-results-revealed-suicide-parkinson-anxiety-paranoia/?from=post#.VF2FmNYjlo4

The first thing is that Robin was sober at the time of his death. The report stated that he only had four drugs in his system, two were anti-depressants and two were “caffeine compounds.”

However, the report also brought to light the fact that Robin was suffering from paranoia [yet another side effect of these serotonergic medications] and apparently he …

“placed several wrist watches in a sock and gave them to someone because he was worried about their safe keeping.”

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Ben Stein: Anti-depressants Gave Me Suicidal Thoughts
CBNNews.com
Monday, August 25, 2014

Tonight’s Emmy Awards will feature a tribute to iconic comedian and actor Robin Williams, who recently committed suicide after a lifelong battle with depression.

Like Williams, actor Ben Stein told CBN News he also struggled with depression and thoughts of suicide.

It’s unclear whether Williams took anti-depressants. But Stein said those drugs played a dangerous role in his personal battle with depression. He said the closest he came to actually taking his own life were the times he was taking anti-depressants.

“The absolute worst I’ve ever felt in my entire life was under the influence of two drugs called Thorazine and Mellaril,” he said. “That was a long, long time ago, when they were supposed to make you feel better and yet, suicidal thoughts – they had the exact opposite effect and I really came close to death,” Stein told CBN Health and Science reporter Lorie Johnson.

“And then within the last several years, a drug called Wellbutrin, which is a well-known anti-depressant was prescribed to me and it actually worked quite well for about two weeks. And then I felt an overwhelming compulsion to commit suicide and I stopped taking it and it went away,” Stein said.

Stein said he has kept his depression and thoughts of suicide at bay through prayer, rest, and fresh air, and getting in a 12-step program.

“Unless there’s some gigantic breakthrough I’m unaware of, I would never think of touching anti-depressants again. That being said, if they work for other people, God bless ’em,” Stein said

https://truthman30.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/robin-williams-had-2-antidepressants-in-his-system-when-he-killed-himself-autopsy-reveals/

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Rob Schneider – Drugs Caused Robin Williams SUICIDE


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2726920/Actor-Rob-Schneider-says-convinced-Parkinson-s-medication-caused-star-s-suicide.html

As I have said from the minute the news came out on the death of Robin Williams that it was a reaction to medication that took his life, not suicide. Now we have a close friend of his saying the same thing. As I said going into rehab or being given a new diagnosis for yet another problem, such as Parkinson’s (which I still believe was medication-induced by his use of an antidepressant or his heart medication, but more likely a combination of both), always brings changes in medication. That can be changes in dose of the current medications and/or the addition of new medication to the current combination of medication – all of which we know according to FDA warnings can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis as a result. These doctors change people’s meds like they are giving them a new flavor of  jelly bean thus pushing the patients into serious adverse reactions and withdrawal reactions as well as subjecting them to synergistic effects with several producing a similar adverse reaction such as suicide!

Please listen to what Robin. Williams’ friend has to say here …

I blame the drugs Robin Williams took to fight Parkinson’s, claims friend: Actor Rob Schneider says he is convinced medication caused star’s suicide

  • The actor tweeted that side effect of medication Robin was taking is suicide
  • Pair met more than two decades ago on US TV show Saturday Night Live 
  • William’s spokeswoman declined to comment when asked about rumours
  • He took his life last Sunday as his third wife Susan slept in the next room
  • Funeral of the Mrs Doubtfire star could take place as early as this weekend

By CAROLINE GRAHAM FOR MAIL ON SUNDAY

Actor Rob Schneider tweeted that one of the side effects of Robin William's medication is suicide

Actor Rob Schneider tweeted that one of the side effects of Robin William’s medication is suicide

A close friend of Robin Williams has blamed the drugs the comedian was taking to combat Parkinson’s disease for his suicide.

Actor Rob Schneider tweeted: ‘Now that we can talk about it #Robin Williams was on a drug treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s. One of the side effects is suicide.’

Schneider, 50, met Williams more than two decades ago when they appeared on the US TV show, Saturday Night Live. They remained close friends and often performed together in stand-up comedy clubs.

Williams’s spokeswoman declined to comment when asked by The Mail on Sunday about rumours that the tragic comic’s family blames the medication he was on for ‘pushing him over the edge’.

A source said: ‘Robin had recently left rehab. He was on medication for anxiety and depression and had also started taking drugs to combat the early onset of Parkinson’s.

‘Many of these drugs list suicidal thoughts as a possible side effect. A lot of Robin’s friends are convinced that the cocktail of prescription pills he was on somehow contributed to his mental state deteriorating as quickly as it did.

‘Robin had always suffered from depression and addiction but the diagnosis and treatment of his Parkinson’s was new, as was the combination of drugs he was on.’

Williams, 63, was last photographed at an art show near his home in Tiburon, northern California, last Saturday night. He appeared frail and thin.

He took his life last Sunday as his third wife Susan Schneider (who is not related to Rob Schneider) slept in the next room. The pair are thought to have been sleeping in separate rooms because Williams was suffering from insomnia brought on by the drugs he was taking.

Williams’s body was found on Monday morning by his personal assistant. Results of toxicology tests are expected to take six weeks.

Experts say Parkinson’s disease can make symptoms of depression worse. America’s National Institute of Mental Health says on its website that people struggling with depression and Parkinson’s ‘suffer higher levels of anxiety and more problems with concentration’ than those suffering from only one of the ailments.

Dr Jeff Bronstein, neurologist specialising in Parkinson’s, said: ‘Obviously getting the diagnosis can make people depressed but we also know there is a much higher incidence of depression even before the disease is recognised. We think it’s one of the early symptoms.’

Comedian Robin Williams with his daughter Zelda in 2009 before he tragically took his life last Sunday

Comedian Robin Williams with his daughter Zelda in 2009 before he tragically took his life last Sunday

Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda in Nintendo adverts

He took his life last Sunday as his wife Susan Schneider (not related to Rob Schneider) slept in the next room

He took his life last Sunday as his wife Susan Schneider (not related to Rob Schneider) slept in the next room

The funeral of the star of Good Will Hunting, Good Morning Vietnam and Mrs Doubtfire could take place as early as this weekend.

A source told The Mail on Sunday: ‘The funeral will be private and small for family and very close friends only. There will be larger memorials in Los Angeles and New York at a later date.’

Williams was involved in raising money for Parkinson’s research through his friend Michael J. Fox’s foundation before he was diagnosed with the disease.

Back To The Future star Fox tweeted: ‘Stunned to learn Robin had PD. A true friend. I wish him peace.’

Funeral of the Good Will Hunting, Good Morning Vietnam and Mrs Doubtfire star could take place this weekend

Funeral of the Good Will Hunting, Good Morning Vietnam and Mrs Doubtfire star could take place this weekend

Archive: A montage of Robin Williams’ best movies

 

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Video: Marlon Wayans: Antidepressants may have caused Robin Williams’ suicide

Marlon Wayans

Marlon Wayans

Antidepressants may have caused Robin Williams suicide

Just in from our Washington State Director of ICFDA and my comment is:

“After specializing in adverse reactions to antidepressants and testifying in cases for almost 25 years I will say Marlon is exactly right. In fact I and our organization, The International Coalition for Drug Awareness, put together a database of about 5000 cases at www.ssristories.net which has been used in medical studies to discuss this reaction involving suicide as well as murder.

“In Robin’s case I fear it may have been a reaction to the drugs known as a REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) where you act out nightmares in a sleep state. Of those being diagnosed with RBD 86% of the patients are currently taking an antidepressant. Murder and suicide have both been seen in RBD. But before these drugs RBD was known mainly as a drug withdrawal state. And with Robin recently in rehab it is far too likely that there were medication changes going on which can trigger these reactions.

“Such a tragic loss for us all! When will the world wake up to the dangers of these deadly drugs?!

“When I was the expert in comedian Phil Hartman’s death and we got a wrongful death settlement for both his and his wife’s deaths I thought that might wake up the world, but no one even paid any attention. Hopefully in Robin’s passing it will wake up the world and save many lives! But what a terrible price to pay in order to learn this!”

VIEW MARLON’S STATEMENT HERE: http://fusion.net/Culture/video/marlon-wayans-antidepressants-caused-robin-williams-suicide-946529

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
drugawareness.org & ssristories.net
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

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ANTIDEPRESSANT?? Another Great Comedian, Robin Williams, Lost to Suicide or Murder by Prescription?

 

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams 1951 – 2014

The question remains…HOW MANY MEDS CAN ONE TAKE WITH SUICIDE WARNINGS BEFORE THE SYNERGISTIC EFFECTS PRODUCE SUICIDE WHEN WARNINGS INDICATE ONLY ONE IS ENOUGH TO PRODUCE SUICIDE???

From the  Levadopa package insert warnings we read: “All patients should be observed carefully for the development of depression with concomitant suicidal tendencies”

Of course this same warning comes with “any antidepressant ever approved by the FDA or any antidepressant to ever be approved by the FDA in the future” ….. the wording of such a comprehensive warning still rings in my ears as I stood in anticipation to hear the conclusion of the FDA Advisory Committee a decade ago. Sadly that warning was not comprehensive enough to save one of America’s most beloved comedians.

Today the toxicology confirmed all I said – statements I got a lot of flack for even from those who are suppose to know how deadly these antidepressants are! Several of Robin’s close friends have also said they thought these drugs caused his suicide. Now, according to the article below, we know that Robin Williams was on THREE prescription drugs that carry suicide as a warning!!! He was taking two antidepressants (antidepressants should never be given together due to the toxic effects of doing so) along with an anti-Parkinson drug also known to produce suicide as a side effect.

Just how much did they think he was capable of warding off those powerful mind altering effects?! After working these cases for 25 years I would say his family should not even hesitate in filing a wrongful death case in his behalf! He would not have had a chance on that combination of drugs! “Williams had two types of antidepressants in his system when he died, as well as a Parkinson’s medication, caffeine and another ingredient found in tea and cocoa, the autopsy found.”

In 1998 the world lost comedian Phil Hartman in a tragic murder/suicide. Pfizer, the makers of Zoloft, settled a wrongful death suit for their deaths brought against them by the Hartman children, Sean and Birgin. We also came too close to losing Jim Carey and Roseanne Barr to the same medications that took Phil from us – antidepressants. But just how similar was Robin William’s situation to that of singer Del Shannon who was lost to antidepressants in 1990?

Del Shannon (Charles Westover) died February 8, 1990. February 26, 1990 People ran a ridiculous article titled “Singer Del Shoots Himself, Leaving Others to Wonder Why He Ran Away” It went on to say, “For now, Shannon’s family and friends, like the character in the singer’s most famous song, can only wonder why.”

In September of 1991 I met Del’s wife, Lee Anne, after she had learned why she lost Del. We became fast friends when we both testified before the FDA Advisory Committee on Prozac induced suicide. We were to later learn that the members of that committee had major vested interests in the millions but were allowed to sign wavers stating that those funds would not influence their vote that day. And so the committee reassured the world that Prozac was not causing suicides as they ran home to count their money coming in from the drug makers.

From the beginning Del’s wife believed her husband’s death must have been an accident. “Del was too loving, too considerate a person to do something like this,” she says. “He would never do it, knowing it would hurt those who loved him.”

By the time we met a year and a half later she had learned his death was murder, pre-meditated murder via Prozac with the culpable parties being Eli Lilly and his family physician. Del’s career was beginning to really take off again and he was quickly reaching burn out. So he had gone to his family doctor who suggested Prozac. After going very holistic to beat a previous alcohol addiction Del refused the prescription because he did not want to use chemicals of any kind any longer. So the doctor told him that Prozac was not a chemical, but a mineral he was missing! Three weeks later he shot himself after kissing his wife as she left for the grocery store.

The People magazine article addressed his previous drinking problem: “When I was 20, I was drinking,” Shannon told the Los Angeles Times last year. “When I was 30, I was drinking more, and at 40, way too much.”

The one major issue that caught my attention in 1990 with this first SSRI antidepressant, Prozac, the mother of all SSRI and SNRI antidepressants, was the compulsion to drink alcohol. Living in Salt Lake City at the time I watched Mormons raised without any alcohol become staggering alcoholics almost overnight when given Prozac. Then as Zoloft was introduced we found it to be doing the same and such has been the case with all of these serotonergic medications since then. Someone who has a problem with alcohol should NEVER be given an antidepressant because of the potential of these drugs to produce these overwhelming cravings for alcohol!

Did Del’s use of Prozac bring those cravings for alcohol back making him think he could never overcome his addiction that he was so sure he had beaten leading him to lose all hope? The possibility is a strong one with more recent studies showing that almost half of those who take SSRIs after a problem with alcohol will INCREASE their drinking. Del’s wife did file a wrongful death suit and I have no doubt in my own mind (for many varied reasons) that case was settled by Eli Lilly and the doctor who lied to Del.

According to reports Robin Williams had recently been dealing with alcohol problems and went into rehab. Rehabs are notorious for prescribing antidepressants! I would hope his family would persue this and look for what really happened to Robin. If an antidepressant had been consumed this was not a suicide, but a premeditated murder! Warnings should be given for those who have had problems with alcohol or drugs in the past.

As for the Parkinson’s he was diagnosed with, I have no doubt that was caused by the antidepressants they had given him because Parkinson’s symptoms were the very first adverse reactions seen with the mother drug of all these antidepressants, Prozac. Antidepressants can cause all kinds of movement disorders, the worst being akathisia which is a Greek term meaning “can’t sit still.” It is also known to trigger suicide.

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

ORIGINAL ARTICLES: https://www.yahoo.com/movies/robin-williams-autopsy-confirms-death-by-suicide-102038264302.html

ORIGINAL TOXICOLOGY ARTICLE FROM AP: https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/robin-williams-autopsy-found-no-illegal-drugs-212212641.html

Robin Williams’ autopsy found no illegal drugs

Associated Press

By KRISTIN J. BENDERNovember 7, 2014
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2011 file photo, actor Robin Williams poses for a portrait during the "Happy Feet" Press Junket in Beverly Hills, Calif. Authorities say an autopsy on Williams found no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system when he committed suicide at his Northern California home in August 2014. The Marin County sheriff's office released the autopsy results Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams’ autopsy found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his Northern California home in August, sheriff’s officials said Friday.

The results released by the Marin County sheriff’s office found that the actor had taken prescription medications, but in “therapeutic concentrations.”

The coroner ruled Williams’ death a suicide that resulted from asphyxia due to hanging.

Sheriff’s officials have said Williams was found in the bedroom of his home in Tiburon on the morning of Aug. 11. His death had been preliminarily ruled a suicide, with sheriff’s officials saying he hanged himself with a belt.

Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, has said the actor and comedian was struggling with depression, anxiety and a recent Parkinson’s diagnosis when his personal assistant found him dead.

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Williams had publicly acknowledged periodic struggles with substance abuse, and he had entered a substance abuse program shortly before his death. According to the coroner’s report, his wife told an investigator Williams did not go there because of recent drug or alcohol abuse, but rather to reaffirm the principles of his rehabilitation.

According to his wife, Williams was having trouble sleeping and had shown increased signs of paranoia before he committed suicide, the autopsy report said. Medical records confirmed he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in November 2013 but had symptoms since 2011, including a left arm tremor and the slowing of left hand movements. Treatments with drugs in May 2014 led to some improvement, according to the report, and he remained physically active until his death.

Williams had two types of antidepressants in his system when he died, as well as a Parkinson’s medication, caffeine and another ingredient found in tea and cocoa, the autopsy found.

Authorities have said Williams was last seen alive by his wife when she went to bed the night of Aug. 10. She woke up the next morning and left, thinking he was still asleep elsewhere in the house.

Shortly after that, Williams’ assistant came to the home and became concerned when he failed to respond to knocks at a door. The assistant found the 63-year-old actor in a bedroom, according to sheriff’s officials.

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Williams also had superficial cuts on his wrist, and a pocketknife was found nearby.

The results of Williams’ autopsy, including the toxicology tests, were originally slated to be released Sept. 20. Marin County officials later announced a Nov. 3 release date, but the report was further delayed. Toxicology reports routinely take up to six weeks to complete.

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Associated Press writer Sudhin Thanawala contributed to this report.

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Actor Robin Williams Is Dead at 63 – apparent suicide

 

Actor Robin Williams died this morning in California, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office-Coroner Division and his press representative. He was 63.

“Robin Williams passed away this morning,” the actor’s rep Mara Buxbaum said in a statement tonight. “He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

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According a statement from the Marin County Coroner, they received a 911 call at 11:55 a.m., that Williams had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in Tiburon, California. “The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams.”

“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.”

“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.”

The actor won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in “Mrs. Doubtfire” actor and appeared in dozens of films including “Good Morning Vietnam,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Dead Poets Society,” and “Patch Adams.”

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