Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

SAN RAFAEL Calif. Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:35am IST

A memorial to Robin Williams is set at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, California August 14, 2014. REUTERS/Josh Edelson

A memorial to Robin Williams is set at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, California August 14, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Josh Edelson

Related Topics

SAN RAFAEL Calif. (Reuters) - Comedian Robin Williams' ashes have been scattered in the San Francisco Bay following his apparent suicide, according to a death certificate released by Marin County on Thursday.

Williams, 63, was found hanged in his Tiburon, California, home last week. The "Mrs. Doubtfire" star had been suffering from severe depression, anxiety and early Parkinson's disease before his death.

Williams' cremated remains were released on Aug. 12, the day after his death, according to the document.

Williams' death stunned his former Hollywood colleagues, who remembered him for his generosity and humble nature.

The actor's madcap comic style launched him to prominence as a friendly alien in the late 1970s TV series "Mork & Mindy," and his dramatic versatility also earned him an Oscar for his role as a fatherly therapist in 1997's "Good Will Hunting."

Williams' family has not announced plans for a memorial.

Fellow comedian Billy Crystal will give a tribute to Williams at the annual television Emmy Awards on Aug. 25.

(Reporting by Malathi Nayak; Writing by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Piya Sinha-Roy and Andrew Hay)

FILED UNDER:

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Reforms Push

Reforms Push

Modi may order insurance, coal reforms if vote delayed - officials.  Full Article 

Economic Pulse

Economic Pulse

Crank up public spending to revive growth - chief economic adviser.  Full Article 

Sony Cyberattack

Sony Cyberattack

Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack.  Full Article 

Cook Out

Cook Out

Cook out, Morgan in as England ODI captain - reports.  Full Article 

PM's Moves

PM's Moves

Modi moves in to speed up $300 billion stuck projects.  Full Article 

Obama's Message

Obama's Message

Obama's year-end message to Americans: I'm not a lame duck.  Full Article 

India This Week

India This Week

Some of our best photos from this week.   Pictures 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device   Full Coverage