According to a coroner's report, legendary actor Robin Williams' death was caused by hanging. The Oscar winner took his own life sometime after 10:30 p.m. Sunday at his Northern California home. An assistant found his body Monday morning. He was 63.
According to the report Mr. Williams was found hanging from a belt that was wedged between a door frame. His body was suspended slightly off the floor in a sitting position.
Additionally, "superficial injuries" from a small pocket knife were found on the inside of Williams' left wrist -- an indication that he attempted to slice his artery but he was probably deterred by the pain.
A suicide note was found at the scene.
Williams suffered from severe depression and bipolar disease complicated by drug and alcohol addictions. He entered a rehab center last month for substance abuse treatment.
Bob Zmuda, "Comic Relief" producer and longtime friend of Williams, was interviewed on CNN today. He said Williams was typical of most comedians who suffer from depression.
Zmuda said Williams suffered from depression because his own mother was depressed. Zmuda, who knew Williams for 35 years described the comedian as a "loner" who often played the class clown in school.
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