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Robin Williams' Autopsy Report Confirms Academy Award Winner Had No Alcohol Or Illegal Drugs In His System Before Suicide

08/11/2014 11:09 GMT | Updated 08/11/2014 11:59 GMT

The results of Robin Williams’ autopsy have shown that there were no illegal drugs or alcohol in his system before he took his own life.

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The report, released by the Marin County coroner, also confirmed the Oscar-winning actor’s cause of death as “asphyxia by hanging”.

The autopsy results had originally been meant to be released at the end of September, but were delayed twice before finally emerging this week.

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The news of Robin’s suicide caused shockwaves the world over, when it was reported that he had been found dead in his California home back in August, at the age of 63.

His death led to a number of public tributes, both from the world of showbiz and from his fans, who paid their respects by laying floral tributes at his home, as well as at the home of his character Mork from the sitcom ‘Mork & Mindy’.

Robin’s three children also paid tribute to their father with an emotional statement, with his daughter, Zelda, describing him as “one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I've ever known”, adding: “I will carry his heart with me every day.”

Though he was best known for his stand-up comedy and comic film performances, Robin also took on more serious parts throughout his decades-spanning career, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1997, thanks to his performance in ‘Good Will Hunting’.

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