The world went into tears as news of the death of comic actor, Robbin Williams filtered the air. It was gathered that Robin Williams tried to slit his wrist with a pocket knife but when that suicide attempt failed he hanged himself with a belt. The Oscar-winning actor/comedian killed himself in Tiburon, in Northern California. According to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office … authorities found Williams’ body inside his home. he was found unresponsive, they said.Williams was at home alone Monday when he tried slashing his left wrist, but it only left “acute superficial cuts.”
According to TMZ Williams ”then took a belt, tied it around his neck and secured it between the closet door and door frame. Williams was in a seated position, slightly suspended with his right shoulder against the door. Robin was discovered by his personal assistant. Robin’s wife Susan left their house Monday morning to run errands. While she was gone, Robin’s assistant came over, knocked at the door but no one answered. She became concerned because Robin was supposed to be there. She then knocked on the window and when no one answered she went inside and found the body.
The official says the actor had been receiving treatment for depression, as the actor had been severely depressed and went to a Minnesota rehab facility last month.
Before his death, Robin Williams protected his children by creating a trust, but he had the suspicions of a parent who worried the kids would squander the money when they were young.
TMZ however obtained Robin’s trust … which was created in 2009. Under the trust, his kids, 22-year-old Cody, 25-year-old Zelda and 31-year-old Zachary received money … but in steps.
When each turned 21 they got 1/3 of the share. When they turned 25 they got half of what remained. When they turned 30 they each got their full share.The trust was not dependent on Robin’s death. The kids received their money, although Cody and Zelda have not been paid in full because of their age.We do not know how much money was in the trust. We’re told Robin had a significant amount of money outside the trust and his current wife, Susan Schneider, will almost certainly receive a significant amount.
As for how much Robin was worth … there were estimates approaching $130 million in 2012. But in 2013 Robin did an interview saying he was on the verge of bankruptcy because of his two costly divorces. see more on page2