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Williams Suicide #1130946

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The suicide death of actor Robin Williams introduced; photos shown.

(San Rafael, California: John Blackstone) Williams’ death by hanging featured; Tweet from friend Billy Crystal quoted; details given about his struggles with depression and alcohol. [Marin County assistant chief deputy coroner Lt. Keith BOYD††- describes the 911 call and the cause of death.] [Actor Lewis BLACK, friend Bob SARLATTE††– speaks about Williams.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) A 1979 photograph of Williams in the National Portrait Gallery shown. The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who also struggled with addiction, mentioned.

(Studio: Jim Axelrod) The renewed focus on addiction, depression and suicide featured; CDC statistics cited. [National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Lisa FURST††- says when there is a public completion of suicide it spurs people to reach out.] [Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Dr. Jeffrey BORENSTEIN††- says more people die from suicide than homicide in the US.] [WILLIAMS – jokes about rehab and alcoholism.]

Pelley, Scott;
Blackstone, John;
Axelrod, Jim

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