Was Robin Williams taking Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)?

Pills, which have been known to cause people to commit suicide?

By: Paul Reed.

August 12, 2014

alex jones 2014 august william robin deathFollowing the sudden and tragic death of comic genius Robin Williams, Alex Jones (pictured left) the owner of the American based www.prisonplanet.com and presenter of the daily radio show named The Alex Jones Show, asked the painful question on his radio show yesterday: Was Robin Williams taking Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)? Pills, which have been known to cause people to commit suicide?

Warnings put on the labels of these drugs by the USA government FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and included with these pills state that they can lead to suicide, yet Jones accuses the mainstream media of under-reporting this glaring fact.

williams RIPWe will have to wait for a least another six weeks before we find out: Yesterday in a press release the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, Coroner Division in San Rafael, California,  released the following statement, in which they would not release information as to which, if any names of drugs Williams may have ingested . A further six weeks is required further to carry out toxicology testing of the late Mr Robin   Williams, before the coroner would be able to say the cause or possible cause of death.

However, the point made by Jones is a valid question and the patients need to be told of any risk that’s  involved by taking these SSRI’s drugs.

Coroners Press Release:

Marin County Sheriff’s Office

Marin County Sheriff’s Office
Coroner Division
CONTACT: Lt. Keith Boyd
Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner

Robin Williams Press Conference

Prepared Statement :
My name is Keith Boyd. I am a Lieutenant with the Marin  County Sheriff’s Office and serve as the Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner overseeing the day to day operations of the  Coroner Division. First I would like to extend condolences to the William’s family on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office before we begin. I have a prepared statement and ask you to hold your
questions as will take them at the conclusion of my statement.

On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 am, Marin  County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence located at 95 St. Thomas Way in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The caller was distraught and indicated an apparent suicide due to a hanging had taken place and rigor mortis had set in. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased by firefighters from the Tiburon Fire Department at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63 year old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.

Preliminary information developed during the investigation by Coroner Division personnel has revealed Mr. Williams had been seeking treatment for depression. Mr. Williams was last seen alive by his wife at approximately 10:30 pm on August 10, 2014 when she retired for the evening in a room in the house. It is unknown at this time when Mr. Williams’ retired for the evening in a bedroom in his home. At approximately  10:30 am on August 11, 2014 Mr. Williams’ wife left the home believing Mr. Williams to still be asleep. Mr. Williams’ personal assistant became concerned at approximately 11:4am   when he failed to respond to knocks on his bedroom  door.  At that time the personal assistant was able to gain access to Mr. Williams’ bedroom and entered the bedroom to find Mr. Williams clothed in a seated position, unresponsive, and with a belt secured around his neck with the other end of the belt wedged between the closed closet door and door frame. His right shoulder area was touching the door with his body was perpendicular to the door and slightly suspended.

Mr. Williams was cool to the touch with rigor mortis present in all of his extremities and livor mortis positioned appropriately for the position he was located in. The inside of Mr. Williams’ left wrist had several acute superficial transverse cuts. A pocket knife with a closed blade was located in close proximity to Mr. Williams. The pocket knife was examined and dry red material was located on the blade which appeared consistent to dried blood. It is unknown at this time if the dried red material is in fact blood or if it is Mr. Williams’ blood, but scientific testing will be conducted to evaluate its investigative value.

Mr. Williams was transported from the scene to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office Morgue by the Coroner Division pending a forensic examination which was conducted this morning prior to this press conference. The forensic examination,  conducted by Dr. Joseph Cohen who is the Sheriff’s Office Chief Forensic Pathologist, did not reveal any injuries indicating Mr. Williams had been in a struggle or physical altercation prior to him being located deceased. The preliminary results of the forensic examination revealed supporting physical signs that Mr. Williams life ended from asphyxia due to hanging. Toxicology testing will be conducted to determine if Mr. Williams had any chemical substances in his system at his time of death. Toxicology results will not be available for approximately 2 – 6 weeks while the testing is being performed.

Please note this is an active investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of Mr. Williams’ death. The final cause and manner of death will not be certified until the conclusion of the investigation which is several weeks away.  When the investigation is concluded and our final results are ready for dissemination a press conference will be scheduled.

Sharrif Lt BoydI have received numerous requests for copies of the 9-1-1 and dispatch recordings as well as investigative reports.

Please note each request will be handled in accordance to Public Record Act guidelines with response provided within
10 days.

(Photo:Lt. Keith Boyd
 Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner at yesterdays press conference in San Rafael, California  94903  )

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