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Williams died from asphyxia due to hanging, Stone in talks for Broadway

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 01:39

The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Robin Williams' preliminary cause of death is asphyxia due to hanging, Emma Stone is in talks for her Broadway debut, and Lady Gaga lands in Japan. Bob Mezan reports.

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Robin Williams' preliminary cause of death is asphyxia due to hanging - that's according to a rep for the Marin County coroner's office who spoke about the actor's death on Tuesday (August 12). Among the details revealed at a news conference was that Williams' body was discovered by a personal assistant on Monday (August 11) with a belt wrapped around his neck. The actor also had superficial cuts on his wrists and had sought treatment for depression in the time leading up to his death. Hollywood mourned the death of Williams on Monday, who was not only an A-list comedic actor, but also an acclaimed dramatic actor, having won an Oscar for his turn in 1997's "Good Will Hunting." Emma Stone is reportedly in talks to make her Broadway debut in "Cabaret." The actress was originally attached to open the production as lead Sally Bowles, but had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts. If the deal is sealed, Stone would take over for Michelle Williams when she leaves the production in early November. Lady Gaga arrived at Japan's Narita International Airport on Tuesday (August 12) to kick off the Asian leg of her world tour. The singer is set to perform in Tokyo Wednesday (August 13) and Thursday (August 14). She will then play a concert in Seoul, South Korea on Saturday (August 16) before heading to Australia. Finally, it was an all star premiere in New York: Meryl Streep joined fellow costars for the premiere of "The Giver." The veteran actress walked the red carpet along with Jeff Bridges. Also hitting the carpet, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift, who posed for photos and greeted fans. "The Giver" will be released on August 15.

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Williams died from asphyxia due to hanging, Stone in talks for Broadway

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 01:39