Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Shares Touching Way Fans Can Honour Her Dad's Memory
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The tragic death of Robin Williams in 2014 shocked fans the world over, as people struggled to come to terms with the loss of such a talent.
Yesterday would have been Williams' 67th birthday and to mark the sad occasion, his daughter Zelda has shared a sweet and heart-breaking post in which she writes about the 'pain' of certain days - such as his birthday - and thanks fans for 'loving him', 'supporting him' and 'missing him'.
In the post, which she shared alongside a photo of her and her dad, she wrote: "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."
She goes on to write that it was 'overwhelming' to have so many people contact her to tell her they missed her dad and that it was hard to respond to people getting in touch.
"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," she added.
"Thank you for loving him. Thank you for supporting him and his life's work. Thank you for missing him.
I do too."
She then tells fans that if they want to honour his memory on his birthday, the anniversary of his death, or any other day, they should do so by volunteering at a local homeless shelter or make up some backpacks for homeless people with supplies.
She finished: "Mostly, try to spread some laughter and kindness around. And creatively swear a lot.
Every time you do, somewhere out there in our vast weird universe, he's giggling with you... or giving a particularly fat bumblebee its wings.
"Happy early birthday, Poppo. Miss you every day, but especially these ones."
To coincide with his birthday, a new documentary due to air on HBO titled Come Inside My Mind will give an 'intimate look into the life and work of the revered master comedian and actor'. The documentary will share previously unseen footage of Williams, as well as home movies, interviews and onstage clips.
A host of celebrities appear on the doc to pay tribute to the star including Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman and son Zak Williams.