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US: Mrs Doubtfire star Robin Williams has died, police have confirmed

11:00 12 August 2014

Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Actor Robin Williams has been found dead at his home in California, police have said.

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Police believe Williams, 63, known for films such as Good Morning Vietnam and Mrs Doubtfire, took his own life.

In a statement, Marin County Sheriff’s Office said: “At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.”

It added that an investigation into the “cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently under way”.

A forensic examination is expected to take place today, with toxicology tests to take place later.

For more on Robin Williams, see our tribute from Andrew Clarke here

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