Robin Williams' Eldest Son Names First Child After His Dad

The eldest son of Robin Williams has named his first child after his dad.

Zak Williams, 36, has named his son McLaurin Clement Williams, giving his son his dad's middle name, according to People.

Zak welcomed the baby with his fiancee Olivia June on 22 May and he weighed 8lbs.

It is understood the couple will call the baby Mickey for short.

Credit: Instagram/@therobinwilliams
Credit: Instagram/@therobinwilliams

Zak is the eldest child of Robin, and since his dad took his own life in 2014, he has been a mental health advocate. His partner Olivia is the CEO of women empowerment app Hey! and also founded a tech-startup.

Speaking previously in an interview about his late dad, Zak said he missed him 'all the time'.

In a biography about his dad, named Robin, Zak said: "I'm kicking myself for not visiting him during that time.

"Because I think that was a very lonely period for him. In retrospect, I feel like I should have been there, spending time with him. Because someone who needs support was not getting the support he needed."

Baby McLaurin arrives almost five years on from Robin's death.

The first pictures of the baby, shared with People, were taken by Zak's little sister Zelda. The siblings share one younger brother named Cody.

Last July, as it neared what would have been Robin's 67th birthday, Zelda honoured her dad in a post on Instagram.

Zelda paid tribute to her dad on Instagram. Credit: Instagram/Zelda Williams
Zelda paid tribute to her dad on Instagram. Credit: Instagram/Zelda Williams

She said: "It's that time of year again. Everyone who has dealt with loss knows the pain of certain anniversaries, moments full of memory that come round like clockwork and usurp all others, no matter how hard you may try to prepare for or avoid them.

"These weeks are the hardest for me, and thus, you'll see me a lot less, if at all.

"For all the internet's good intentions in expressing to me their fondness for dad, it's very overwhelming to have strangers need me to know how much they cared for him right now.

"It's harder still to be expected to reach back. So while I've got the strength, consider this my one open armed response, before I go take my yearly me time to celebrate his and my birthdays in peace. Thank you for loving him. Thank you for supporting him and his life's work. Thank you for missing him. I do too."

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Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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