“Malcolm had very recent conversations with his children about seeing them soon. He didn't seem to be depressed to anyone who truly knew him,” the statement said in part. “EVERYONE who knew our brother was shocked to hear that he allegedly hung himself and don't believe it to be true as well as the people who were there when his body was discovered. The explanation of suicide does not seem plausible.”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Saturday that Fuller's death appeared to be a suicide, repeating the initial findings made by local authorities. Loved ones said they do not believe Fuller would have committed suicide. As in the Victoville death, however, coroner's officials have yet to determine an official cause of death.