Robin Williams: Autopsy Results Delayed for Another Month

Robin Williams Portrait - P 2014
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Robin Williams Portrait - P 2014

Results were originally due back on Sept. 30

Robin Williams' autopsy results will be delayed for another month, Marin County officials said.

"We originally estimated Sept. 30, 2014 as the date these materials would be complete," the Marin County Counsel said in a statement. "However the Coroner's Office is waiting for the scientific testing and analysis to be complete. The estimated date for the completion is Nov. 3, 2014."

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Williams died at 63 of an apparent suicide on Aug. 11 at his home in Tiburon, Calif. in Marin County. His death was caused by asphyxia, Marin County assistant chief deputy coroner Keith Boyd told reporters on Aug. 12.

Asked by The Hollywood Reporter if the additional testing referred to toxicology results, Boyd answered in an email: "At this time the letter [statement] stands for itself. We are still waiting for the completion of some scientific testing and analysis and will not comment further on the case at this time."

The beloved comedian was found by his assistant, partially clothed, hanging by a belt in a closet door frame. The actor, who was being treated for depression, was also found with cuts on his wrist. A pocket knife with a dried red substance that appeared consistent with blood was also found nearby. The Marin Sheriff's Office drew criticism for releasing these details about Williams' death, but said the disclosure was necessary under the California Public Records Act.

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Williams won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting, and had a total of four Academy Award nominations in a career that straddled film and television, comedy and drama. He last appeared on TV on CBS's The Crazy Ones with Sarah Michelle Gellar, which was cancelled after one season.

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Sept. 30, 11:59 a.m., Updated with details about Williams' suicide, career and Sheriff's emailed comment.

Sept. 30, 12:33 p.m., Due to a typing error, a previous version of this story quoted the Marin County Counsel statement as: "We originally estimated Sept. 20, 2014 as the date these materials would be complete." It has been corrected to Sept. 30. THR regrets the error.