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Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams killed himself, the Oscar-winning actor’s fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world could find so little in his own life that he decided to stop living.
Williams, who made no secret of his decades-long struggles with depression and substance abuse, killed himself by fashioning a noose out of a belt and hanging himself, authorities said.
The frenetic funnyman who starred in such films as “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Good Morning, Vietnam,” had announced only last month that he was re-entering a 12-step program to get his life back on track after months of nonstop work. Still, even family members were caught off-guard when his body was found in his San Francisco Bay Area home Monday morning.
“I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay,” his 25-year-old daughter, Zelda Williams, said. On Wednesday, Zelda also said she had left Twitter as two users poked fun at him after his death. The two users’ accounts have now been suspended.