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People gather in memory of actor Robin Williams at a bench that was the site of a scene in the movie "Good Will Hunting" in the Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts August 12, 2014. Comedians, politicians and several generations of fans collectively mourned on Tuesday the death of Williams, the actor famous for his frenetic and freewheeling comedy whose apparent suicide at age 63 prompted an outpouring of tributes. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

Comedy great Robin Williams hanged himself at home

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By Ann Saphir, Alex Dobuzinskis and Piya Sinha-Roy



SAN RAFAEL Calif./LOS ANGELES — Oscar-winning actor and groundbreaking comedian Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt in his Northern California home after he had sought treatment for depression, a coroner said on Tuesday, based on preliminary findings.

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