According to some reports, noted comic performer and Oscar-awarded actor Robin Williams (63) hanged himself with a belt on August 12 at his California residence. It is said that he had been sick and depressed for some time. His tragic end came as a stark contrast the jovial and comic characters he had portrayed in the entertainment industry.
Unresponsive to knocks and calls at his bedroom door, Williams was reportedly found dead suspended from a belt by his personal assistant. The preliminary cause of death could be due to asphyxia caused by hanging. It is said that he had cut his left wrist with a knife before hanging himself.
It is revealed by the sources close to Williams, he had been suffering from severe depression and undergoing treatment. He is survived by his wife Susan Schneider and a daughter called Zelda, and two sons Cody and Zachary.