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SAN RAFAEL, California — Robin Williams' personal assistant found the actor who was struggling with depression dead in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday. 

Marin County Lt and deputy coroner Keith Boyd speaks during a news conference on the death of Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams in San Rafael, California Aug 12. Williams was found by a personal assistant hanged to death at his house in northern California, and the preliminary finding is that he died of asphyxia due to hanging, Boyd said. He was 63. (Reuters photo)

Marin County Sheriff's Lt Keith Boyd said all evidence indicates Williams, star of "Good Will Hunting," "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Good Morning, Vietnam" and dozens of other films, committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt.

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