TIBURON, Calif. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday in his northern California home, in what was suspected to be a suicide.
Marin County, California officials said around 11:55 a.m. Pacific Time, county officials were dispatched to Williams’ home in the unincorporated community of Tiburon, California.
Williams, 63, was pronounced dead a few minutes later.
An investigation into the cause and manner of Williams’ death was under way Monday evening.
Preliminary information indicated that Williams was last seen alive at his home, where he lives with his wife, around 10 a.m. Sunday.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division said the cause of death is suspected to be suicide by asphyxia. But a comprehensive investigation must be conducted before any final determination.
A forensic investigation will be conducted on Tuesday.