Lt. Keith Boyd, the assistant chief deputy coroner for Marin County, CA held a press conference today where he said what Robin Williams died of and what they found at the scene. If you haven’t seen the press conference or read about it already, grab a cat to hug. Actually, don’t grab a cat. That bitch will hiss at you and scratch at your eyelid. Grab a puppy. If you don’t have a puppy around, you should get one immediately, because you should always have a puppy around for occasions just like this.
Lt. Boyd said that Robin’s assistant found him hanging in the bedroom of his home in Tiburon, CA on Monday morning. Robin’s wife Susan Schneider saw him the night before at around 10:30pm and when she left the house Monday morning to run errands, she thought he was still asleep in his room. After Susan left, his assistant went to his house and knocked on his bedroom door several times. When he didn’t answer, she broke down the door and found him. Lt. Boyd got detailed. He said that Robin was in a “slightly suspended in a seated position” and there was a belt around his neck. Police found some “acute superficial” cuts on his wrists. A pocket knife with dried blood on it was found near his body. They’re testing it to see if the blood on the knife was Robin’s.
Lt. Boyd wouldn’t say if Robin left a suicide note, but TMZ heard from a police source that there was no note. The autopsy on Robin’s body is done, but they won’t have the toxicology results for another 2 to 6 weeks.
Well, all of that is really fucking awful. And after that triple punch to the eyes, here’s a gentle furry kiss in the form of a video of Robin spending time with Koko the Gorilla. It might soothe sting a little.