The death of famous actor Robin Williams has officially been ruled a suicide. The presence of prescription medication was found in the star’s body. However, the toxicology test indicated that the concentrations were consistent with their use for therapeutic purposes. The same report revealed the absence of alcohol or drugs from his system.
Robin Williams died on August 11, in his home, in San Francisco Bay. The 63 year old star was found dead by his personal assistant. Immediately after his death, it had been revealed that the star suffered from severe depression. Now, a statement from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the star was not under the influence of illicit drugs at the time of his death. He was also sober.
Robin Williams also suffered from an early stage of Parkinson’s disease. The disease was diagnosed in 2011. Moreover, Williams battled anxiety and paranoia. The report also confirmed that the cause of the star’s death was from asphyxia, resulting from hanging. According to the same report, in the star’s system were found two anti-depressants and two caffeine compounds.
Robin Williams’ wife actually was the one who revealed the medical issues that her famous husband was suffering from. “Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety, as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly,” the statement said.
The couple has three children. Susan Schneider, Robin’s wife, also claimed that the actor’s tragic death should determine other sufferers to seek the support and medical care that they need. “Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid. Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched,” Susan also said in her statement.
Susan revealed at the same time that her husband had trouble sleeping, talking very loud in his sleep. This is why the two were sleeping in separate bedrooms. The actor is survived by his wife and their three children.