Police confirmed this afternoon that Williams died by hanging. His wife Susan Schneider last saw him when she went to bed at 10pm Sunday. He went to a different bedroom and she believed he was still asleep when she left the house the next morning about 10.30am.
An assistant, worried when he couldn't be roused at 11.45am, and broke into the bedroom. The assistant called 911 at 11:55am, emergency personnel arrived at noon, and at 12:02 he was pronounced dead.
In addition to hanging himself, he had superficial cuts on his body and police found a pocketknife with what appeared to be dried blood nearby. Toxicology reports are pending and will take two to six weeks.
He had ‘Serious money trouble’ after $30million divorce bills, a stint in rehab just weeks ago - and ‘depressed’ his TV show was axed in May.
His publicist also revealed Williams had been 'battling severe depression of late.'
The star also admitted that he was troubled by his finances. He was reportedly forced to pay $30million during his 2008 divorce from his second wife Marsha Garces, the film producer who is mother to his first two children, and first wife Valerie Velardi.
Last year, he admitted that he was selling his $35million Napa estate because he could no longer afford it. He listed it in April for $29.9million - a $5million markdown from what he paid for it.
He told Parade magazine last September
'The idea of having a steady job is appealing... There are bills to pay.'My life has downsized in a good way. I’m selling the ranch up in Napa. I just can’t afford it anymore.'Williams' neighbor told MailOnline through tears..
'The last time I saw Robin was over the weekend, we would catch up on the street, just casual.He was very drawn and thin, he did not look like the Robin who first moved into this community many years ago.He was a shell of himself, exhausted and not in the best spirits, but still the nice guy I had always known. There seemed to be something on his mind.He was not at all like his stage persona, that was not the Robin I knew. He was more quiet and down-to-earth, not over-the-top like he was in the movies. He listened well.'He was often quiet and very private.‘The last time I saw him he seemed to be in a bad place emotionally.'
Robin's houseSource: Dailymail