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Williams' ashes were scattered day after death

Comic legend Robin Williams' ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay a day after his suicide, it has emerged.

His newly-released death certificate confirms his ashes were spread in San Francisco Bay off the coast of Marin County and the ceremony took place on August 12.

It followed an Episcopalian funeral at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, which is a picturesque funeral home in San Anselmo near Williams' home.

The Good Will Hunting star was found dead at his home on August 11 and the County Sheriff's Office confirmed he had hanged himself.

His death certificate, however, says the cause of his death is still "pending investigation".

The 63-year-old is survived by third wife Susan Schneider and his three children - Zelda, Zachary and Cody.

A friend of the comic claimed earlier this week that his suicide was a spontaneous act and not planned.

The friend said they had a conversation the day before his death in which they spoke about several upcoming projects.

The confidante of the Oscar-winner said Williams was unhappy, which he often was, "but it was nothing unusual - he lived in a dark place".


The source said they believed that whatever caused him to take his own life happened shortly before he hanged himself at his home.

There have been theories as to why the star took his own life.

Actor Rob Schneider, who was a long-time friend of Williams, said he believed the actor's suicide was brought on in part because of new medication he was taking to combat the onset of Parkinson's disease.