TMZ reported that authorities found Williams' body inside his home.and was unresponsive.
Williams struggled with cocaine and alcohol abuse in the early '80s but was sober for 20 years with the exception of a stint in rehab in 2006 . The details of the suicide reveals Williams tried to slit his wrist with a pocket knife but when that suicide attempt failed he hanged himself with a belt.
The Marin County Deputy Coroner says Williams was at home alone Monday when he tried slashing his left wrist, but it only left "acute superficial cuts." He then took a belt, tied it around his neck and secured it between the closet door and door frame. Williams was in a seated position, slightly suspended with his right shoulder against the door. Robin's personal assistant discovered his body.
The actor had been receiving treatment for depression.