A coroner has ruled the death of actor Robin Williams as a suicide after the cause of his death was deemed asphyxia due to hanging.
No alcohol or illegal drugs were found in the actor’s body at the time of his death, according to the coroner. This confirms Williams’s sobriety was intact, as he had publicly acknowledged struggles with substance abuse in the past.
The autoposy results also showed that Williams had taken prescription medications (including two anti-depressants), but in “therapeutic concentrations.”
The legendary comedian had been struggling with depression, anxiety, and a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
His daughter, Zelda, had recently honored him with a tattoo.