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Centers for Disease Control

Robin Williams Was Typical of So Many Suicides, Yet Atypical, Too

Robin Williams exhibited most of the signs of someone who was in danger of committing suicide and fits the demographic of most suicide victims. Yet he was atypical in so many ways. Was there something more behind his desperation? Williams, 63, was found dead in his Marin County home Monday (Aug. 11). He’d hung himself and made a feeble attempt to slash his wrists, according to the local coroner’s office. The beloved comedian had suffered from severe depression for years and also had abused alcohol and drugs early in his life....