Robin Williams' cause of death was revealed as asphyxia due to hanging during a press conference held by the Marin County Sheriff's Department yesterday, US Weekly reports. Lt. Keith Boyd of Marin County Sheriff's Office told reporters that Williams hanged himself with a belt. “Mr. Williams [was found] 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," Boyd told reporters. He added that the actor had acute, superficial cuts located on the inside of his wrists and that a pocket knife was found nearby. The findings are being labeled preliminary and the investigation is ongoing. In the meantime, a toxicology report that would reveal any chemicals in Williams’ system is also pending and will be released in two to six weeks.
Ariana Grande is a total space babe in the intergalactic new video for her Zedd-produced track “Break Free.” The four-minute clip plays off the Star Wars-themed lyric video Grande released in July and stars the singer as a space warrior battling aliens, breaking free of chains after being captured by the bad guys and taking them out for good with a bra that shoots torpedoes. The video goes full Barbarella with cheesy space graphics and over-the-top pleather jumpsuits before Zedd makes a quick cameo as the DJ of a rowdy spaceship dance party near the end.
More Stars React To Robin Williams' Death
Bill Clinton Tweeted: Grateful for the life of Robin Williams, a true talent and a wonderful friend. He will be missed by so many.
Ben Stiller says: "I always had this little voice inside of me going, 'you are acting with Robin Williams! This is the coolest thing ever!' I think most people my age have the same feeling — that he, Steve Martin, and Bill Murray sort of represented what it meant to be funny. He made such a big impact on the world. So there is the man, and his talent, and I think in his case, both were extraordinary."
Meryl Streep says: "Well, it's hard to imagine unstoppable energy stopped. He was such a generous soul. He was somebody who -- I never worked with him -- but he was a great friend of Chris and Dana Reeve and I think he was Chris' roommate at Juilliard, and he was always very loyal to their foundation.''
Nathan Lane Says: "I feel I have to say something more than just 'heartbreaking and shocking' which everyone has said and I feel as well, but something a little more personal. Thus the following: One day in 1995 while riffing in the character of a snobby French toy store owner, Robin made me laugh so hard and so long that I cried. It seemed to please him to no end. Yesterday I cried again at the thought that he was gone. What I will always remember about Robin, perhaps even more than his comic genius, extraordinary talent, and astounding intellect, was his huge heart � his tremendous kindness, generosity, and compassion as an acting partner, colleague, and fellow traveler in a difficult world. My heartfelt condolences to his wife and family."
Ben Affleck wrote: "Heartbroken. Thanks chief - for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true. What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything."
Matt Damon wrote: "Robin brought so much joy into my life and I will carry that joy with me forever. He was such a beautiful man. I was lucky to know him and I will never, ever forget him."
Billy Crystal wrote: "No words."
Whoopi Goldberg wrote: "BillyCrystal is right...There are No words."
Chris Rock told ABC: Robin was, is, I hate to say was, is one of the funniest guys I ever saw in my life. I remember the first time I saw ‘Mork and Mindy.’ And I know this sounds weird, it was like watching, it was the first time I saw an actual human being be as funny as Bugs Bunny. You know what I mean? Like he wasn’t human in a sense. When they casted him as an alien it was perfect because he was so from another world.
Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are reportedly refusing to participate in the upcoming 10th season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which is slated to start shooting in October, unless the burglars who have repeatedly stolen loot and jewelry from several of their homes are finally caught. The three sisters are convinced that the thieves must be connected to the show's production, since all three thefts--including a briefcase full of cash that was taken last month from Kourtney's rented home in the Hamptons--appear to be inside jobs with no signs of forced entry. TMZ reports that Kim, Khloe and Kourtney want all crew members associated with their E! reality empire to submit to lie detector tests.
Legendary actress Lauren Bacall died in her New York City home on Tuesday after suffering a stroke. She was 89. "With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall," the Bogart Estate tweeted late Tuesday evening. Bacall was best known for her roles in films in the Mirror Has Two Faces, Designing Woman and To Have and Have Not. She met and fell in love with actor Humphrey Bogart on the set of Have Not and was married to him until his death in 1957. She later married and divorced actor Jason Robards. In addition to winning Tony Awards for her performances in 1970’s Applause and 1981’s Woman of the Year, Bacall received an Academy Honorary Award in 2009.
Sam is coming back to Glee! Actor Chord Overstreet has confirmed that his character Sam Evans will be returning to the entire sixth and final season of the show. "I assume I will be in all of the episodes," Overstreet spilled to E! News at the premiere of The Expendables 3 on Monday night. Overstreet went on to say that he doesn’t know much about what his character will be up to in the new season, but that he will be back in Ohio at school. "I know the writers are three to four episodes in right now and from what I've heard it's really fun stuff,” he said. Glee's final 13-episode season will kick off at midseason on FOX.
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