US actor and comedian Robin Williams has died from an apparent suicide.
12 Aug 2014 - 9:04 AM  UPDATED 12 Aug 2014 - 10:04 AM

A statement from US police said Williams, 63, had been found unconscious and not breathing inside his California home.

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said emergency serviced were called shortly before midday on August 11, approximately 14 hours after he was last seen alive.

“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,” a sheriff statement read.

“… 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 this month.

More to come.

 

Anyone seeking support and information about suicide prevention is encouraged to contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.