An autopsy Tuesday determined that Williams was still dead after hanging himself Aug. 12 in his mansion here in this exclusive neighborhood just north of San Francsico, sources with direct knowledge of Williams still being dead told TheYellowDailyNews on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic.
News that Williams, dubbed "the funniest man alive" by Entertainment Weekly, was still dead rocked a nation already hypnotized by the film and television star's untimely demise. Ongoing online tributes on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and a constant network television news cycle greeted the news of Williams still being dead with more tributes, TheYellowDailyNews has learned.
|Royal Cinema tribute to Williams still being dead. Photo: Sean Connors|
Lt. Keith Boyd, assistant chief deputy coroner, told stunned onlookers that his official autopsy confirmed a preliminary autopsy that Williams was still dead.
"The result of the forensic examination reveals that Mr. Williams' life ended from asphyxia due to hanging," Boyd said. "The forensic examination did not reveal any injuries indicating that Williams had been in a struggle or any altercation prior to death. Mr. Williams, regrettably, is still dead."
The shock from the announcement that Williams was still dead reverberated across the globe. Some fans reacted with touching tributes.
Boston fans chalked tributes and the words that Williams spoke in Good Will Hunting around the bench where he and Matt Damon filmed a scene for the movie, creating a singular memorial. Chalk footprints of where Williams sat were drawn on the bench, right above famous quotes from the movie, such as "Your move, chief."
At Los Angeles' Laugh Factory, the marquee read: "Robin Williams Rest In Peace Make God Laugh. We're sorry you're still dead."
In Boulder, Colo., where Mork & Mindy was set, fans stopped by the Mork & Mindy "house" to pay tribute to Williams still being dead.
The comedian Steve Martin best summed up the reaction to Williams still being dead. "I could not be more stunned that the mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul is still dead."
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