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Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Reveals Why She Goes Offline on the Day of Her Dad's Death Anniversary

Joe Akins
Aug 12, 2020
03:00 A.M.

Six years ago, fans of comedy actor Robin Williams got a shock when it was announced that he had passed. To honor his death, Williams’ daughter, Zelda, recently commemorated the anniversary of the incident.

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Yesterday, Zelda shared a message on Twitter. She informed her 366,000 fans that she wouldn’t be active on social media to mark the 6th anniversary of her father’s death.

Speaking further, Zelda explained that she wouldn’t be able to handle the outpouring of sentiments and emotions from fans. While she felt honored by the many people who would share fond memories, it would all be quite too much for her.

Susan Williams, Robin Williams, and Zelda Williams at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 13, 2011. | Photo: Getty Images

Susan Williams, Robin Williams, and Zelda Williams at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 13, 2011. | Photo: Getty Images

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This appears to be a theme for Zelda. Her father was an inspiration to millions throughout his career, and many would love the chance to share how his talents touched them.

For her, it could be quite overwhelming. Instead of being online to commemorate, Zelda took an alternate route. As she explained:

“In my stead, if you find yourself in crisis and seek out this page hoping to be close to him tomorrow, please, use any of the following resources if you find you need them.”

Zelda Williams at the 2019 InStyle and Warner Bros. 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Zelda Williams at the 2019 InStyle and Warner Bros. 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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In several replies, Zelda listed the contact details of some organizations that help with issues like substance abuse, mental health challenges, and depression.

She added that anyone who felt that they needed help could reach out and get the assistance they needed. Concluding, she said, “Reach out. Seek help, keep fighting.”

Williams had suffered from depression before he died.

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As stated earlier, Williams’ death was shocking to his fans and many in the movie industry. The actor, who delighted many with his comedy skills, commited suicide in 2014.

Williams’ body was found in his California home after he had hung himself. At the time, many had speculated about what happened to him.

Subsequently, sources revealed that Williams had suffered from depression before he died. The depression came from a diagnosis of Lewd body dementia — a neurodegenerative disorder.

Robin Williams at the Shrine Auditorium on January 7, 2009 | Photo: Getty Images

Robin Williams at the Shrine Auditorium on January 7, 2009 | Photo: Getty Images

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Williams also got a wrong diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at a point. Apparently, it all became too much, and he hung himself.

The anniversary of his death isn’t the only way that Zelda has honored him. Last month, she celebrated what would have been his 69th birthday.

Per reports, Zelda donated $69.99 to several homeless shelters. Besides, she also asked her Twitter followers to join her in the crusade. Apart from homeless shelters, Zelda also donated to LGBTQ counseling centers in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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