Robin Williams 'Engaged' in Work Hours Before Death
Confidante says suicide was likely not premeditated
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2014 9:58 AM CDT
Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:54 AM CDT
This Nov. 23, 2009 photo released by Starpix shows actor-comedian Robin Williams performing his stand-up show, “Weapons of Self Destruction,” at Town Hall in New York.   (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)

(Newser) – The day before he was found hanged, Robin Williams was "completely engaged" in a conversation about work, a confidante tells TMZ. The source speculates that Williams' suicide was spontaneous, because during their discussion, Williams was asking quite a few questions about deals that were in the works. Williams was, however, "unhappy" at the time, the source says, "which he often was, but it was nothing unusual." Sources also tell TMZ no one saw the suicide coming, leading Williams' family to believe whatever set it off happened just before his death.

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Eguth3
Aug 22, 2014 12:47 PM CDT
I will miss this man and the joy and laughs he brought me. He was a great talent and left this world far to soon. Rest in peace dear Robin.
Dennis Keith Allman
Aug 19, 2014 6:13 PM CDT
I will not pretend to understand the thoughts of another person. Nor will I speculate about what "it" was that led Mr. Williams to the point that death seemed his only option. I will not wish to know what it was that took him to that point either. Mainly because I do not wish to experience that level of pain and depression, for fear of the same conclusion. Peace to you Mr. Robin Williams.
pepe
Aug 19, 2014 7:20 AM CDT
Not premeditated? Why were all four new films completely finished?