WDEL Blog: Allan Loudell

Initial autopsy report: Robin Williams killed himself by hanging

The death of actor Robin Williams has led newscasts much of the day, ahead of the St. Louis police shooting fallout and the Iraq war.

Doubtless the fact that Robin Williams died at the age of 63 - and his numerous roles in television and movies (not to mention the filming of "Dead Poets Society" at St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware) - has fueled the public interest, along with the usual fascination with the inner demons which seem to haunt many celebrities.

(I must admit I wasn't a big fan of Williams' last TV show, "The Crazy Ones", which CBS cancelled after a single season, after very high expectations. What initially looked like a hit gradually lost audience.)

You can hear my Noon hour interviws with CBS News West Coast correspondent Steve Futterman (before the release of the initial autopsy results); Widener University communications studies associate professor Dr. Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer; and Adam Wahlberg, professor of theater at Wilmington University (also who teaches acting at the Wilmington Drama League)...

Audio Here

Also, my interview with actress Janine Turner ("Northern Exposure") who has a book coming out, in part, about battling addictions: A LITTLE BIT VULNERABLE: On HOLLYWOOD, GOD, SOBRIETY, & POLITICS...

Audio Here

Posted at 3:08pm on August 12, 2014 by Allan Loudell

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