Robin Williams was cremated, his ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay
An iconic Bay Area tunnel, commonly known as the Waldo Tunnel or Rainbow Tunnel, will be named after the late actor Robin Williams.(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Robin Williams’ body was cremated the day after his death earlier this month, with his ashes to be scattered over the San Francisco Bay.
The ashes were to be scattered off the coast of California’s Marin County, according to a death certificate obtained by Radar Online. Williams, who was found dead in his home Aug. 11 of what authorities said was an apparent suicide, lived in Tiburon, just north of San Francisco on the Sausalito side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
A private funeral was held last week for his close friends and family, according to People.
Williams’ cause of death was listed as “pending investigation,” which makes sense as results of toxicology and other tests done during an autopsy are still pending.
The comic and actor will be remembered at the Emmy Awards on Monday in a special tribute presented by Billy Crystal, Williams’ friend and Comic Relief cohost. The segment will happen during the In Memoriam portion of the program, according to Show Tracker.
While no official public memorial has been held, fans spontaneously remembered Williams with flowers, words and more at, among other places worldwide, his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, outside a San Francisco home used in filming “Mrs. Doubtfire” and in Boston at a park bench used in a notable scene in “Good Will Hunting,” for which the performer won a supporting-actor Academy Award.
Williams had been struggling with depression and anxiety and was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease before his death, his wife said in a statement.
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