Thursday 21 September 2017

Robin Williams' final hours to be reconstructed in Channel 5 'Autopsy' documentary

Robin Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades
Robin Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Channel 5's 'Autopsy' documentary series will reconstruct the final hours of actor Robin Williams' life.

The series has previously tackled the deaths of stars including Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, Anna-Nicole Smith, Michael Hutchence, and Michael Jackson.

It features reconstructions of the stars' last hours and investigates the details of their deaths and autopsy results.

Robin Williams is reportedly being played by French actor and Williams lookalike Alain Poudensan, who has also worked as an adult film star under the name Alain L'Yle, although Channel 5 will not confirm his involvement although they have confirmed the show is being filmed.

Williams was 63 when he was found dead in his California home on August 11 2014.

A coroner's report revealed he died from asphyxia due to hanging and authorities ruled it suicide.

The Oscar-winning actor had been suffering from Parkinson's disease and his wife, Susan Schneider, also revealed he had been battling anxiety and depression.

Some fans have expressed their disgust with the premise of the Autopsy show on Twitter, with one questioning the documentary with the hashtag "#stayclassy" and another tweeting, "Shame on you, Channel 5".

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