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Robin Williams dead, aged 63

Posted by: Pak Yiu | Pak Yiu 12 August, 2014 - 9:32 AM
robin williams

Comedic actor Robin Williams has died, aged 63, at his Californian home in the morning local time.

According to his family, Williams had been battling with severe depression.

He was well known for his role as the zany alien Mork in the television show Mork and Mindy.  

United States NBC reporter Kirk Clyatt said despite the change of Prime Minister in Iraq, the American bombing, and other news, the death of Robin Williams has flooded news headlines in the United States.

“Right now, we’re just thinking of a man who was so important to so many, of course because his first show was Mork & Mindy started in the 1970’s …we’re talking about somebody that had been an important part many American lives for about 40 years.”

A statement was released by Marin Country Sheriff's office: 

Investigation into Death of Actor Robin Williams  On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 am, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA.

The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm.

The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63 year old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.

An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office.

Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014.

Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made. 

A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.

Robin Williams' last tweet two weeks ago led to an Instagram picture of his daughter Zelda Williams

Support is available for those who may be distressed by phoning Lifeline 13 11 14; Mensline 1300 789 978; Kids Helpline 1800 551 800.

LISTEN: NBC reporter Kirk Clyatt talks about the US response to Robin Williams death.

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We’re at the Ekka!

Posted by: Candice Marshall | Candice Marshall 8 August, 2014 - 8:36 AM
The 4BC live broadcasting studio at this year's Ekka.

Ekka 2014 is officially in full swing, and the 4BC team is getting amongst it.

Throughout the event News Talk 4BC will be there, broadcasting live from the showgrounds, and bringing you all the colour and stories from the festivities.  

Find us downstairs at the Royal International Convention Centre, just inside the Gregory Terrace entrance.

VIDEO: Terrorist discussion

Posted by: Gordon Campbell | Gordon Campbell 18 July, 2014 - 11:30 AM
MH17 video

4BC Online: A video on Youtube allegedly plays intercepted audio of a conversation between Russian backed BES militants appearing to discussthe events leading to the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines commercial passenger flight.

VIDEO: Watch and listen to the alleged discussion of the terrorists who brought down Flight MH17.

Origin support

Posted by: Gordon Campbell | Gordon Campbell 18 June, 2014 - 8:20 AM
Origin II

4BC Online: QLD and NSW have taken slightly different approaches in their papers to support the teams in tonight's Origin II game. Take a look!

 

Suzuki comp - LAST CHANCE

Posted by: Staff Writers | Staff Writers 11 June, 2014 - 5:04 PM
Suzuki COmp

4BC Online: 4BC and Suzuki Queensland have had a ball running the S-Cross competition for the last 6 months. Entries close tomorrow - if you enter now you have a 1 in 12 chance of winning a brand new Suzuki S-Cross.

To enter, visit our competition page here and upload your details and entry - even just a short bit of text could give you the chance to win a brand new Suzuki S-Cross values at $31,990.

Have a look at our previous entrants below and see if you think you could do any better.

Eleanor Ian Allan Cameron Jason Wendy Gary Lisa Andrew Blogger 10 Blogger 11 Blogger 12