Robin Williams ashes scattered over San Francisco Bay a day after his suicide

The information was revealed in Williams’ death certificate, which detailed what happened to his remains

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The world has been waiting for details of Robin Williams’ memorial and funeral, so that they too can pay tribute.

But it has emerged that the ashes of the late comedian were scattered over the San Francisco Bay just a day after his body was found in the Californian residence he shared with his wife, Susan.

The Bay had been the home of the comedian for almost 50 years before he took his own life, aged 63.

The information was revealed in Williams’ death certificate, which detailed what happened to his remains.

The State Of California document states that final disposition was "scattering in San Francisco Bay off the coast of Marin County".

It goes on to confirm that the ceremony took place on 12 August.


The death certificate also stated that a funeral took place at Monte's Chapel Of The Hills in San Anselmo.

Williams was found dead on 11 August after he took his own life.

His publicist confirmed that he had been suffering from "severe depression" after he was admitted to a rehabilitation clinic a month previously to continue to focus "on his sobriety".

It later emerged that he had been in the early stages of Parkinson's disease.

The Bay Bridge over San Francisco Bay, where Robin Williams' ashes were scattered on 12 August


Earlier this week, a fan of Williams who is a patient suffering from terminal cancer shared a video message the comedian sent her to give her hope in her final months.

Speaking to the Sunday Star Times, Waller’s husband, Jack, whom she married in February, told of her joy at receiving the message.

"Viv struggles with a lack of energy and it is quite difficult for her to concentrate," he said.

"We are just enjoying the time we have together. We take things a day at a time."

 Video: Tribute to Robin Williams

However, he admitted that he was yet to tell his wife that Williams had taken his own life, adding that he made the decision to share the video with the world because the family "love him, we want to show people how awesome a person he was".