Actor Robin Williams found dead in California home

Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Comedian and entertainer Robin Williams was found dead in his California home Monday afternoon, after someone placed an emergency call to police.

Marin County Sheriff's deputies say that they received a call at around 11:55 a.m. stating that a male adult had been found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon, California.

First responders were on the scene within minutes, and discovered the body, which they positively identified as that of Williams.

He was declared dead at 12:02 p.m. local time.

The Marin County Sheriff's Department has launched an investigation into Williams' death, but say at this time, the coroner division believes the cause of death to be suicide due to asphyxia.

Williams was 63.

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