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Zelda Williams, the daughter of late actor Robin Williams, has spoken out for the first time since her father’s death in August 2014.
Robin Williams took his own life at his Californian home at the age of 63.
Zelda Williams told NBC’s Today Show there was “no point” in asking why her father killed himself.
“We don’t have an explanation,” she told reporter Kate Snow.
“There’s no point questioning it… blaming yourself or the world. It happened.”
Zelda Williams, 25, said it was “going to take a lot of work to allow myself to have the sort of fun, happy life that I had, but that’s important”.
“Anybody who has ever lost anyone works very hard to continue that memory in a positive way.”
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Robin Williams, who was famous for films such as Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and Mrs. Doubtfire, was understood to have been battling depression at the time of his death.
“A lot of people feel his absence,” said Zelda Williams.
“The side of him that people know and love… is the characters that he had so much fun being.”
“I do think that’s what a lot of people will hold on to. That’s not going anywhere. They knew a dad that he was proud of them knowing. Laughter was incredibly important to him.”
However, Zelda Williams added her father was also very private, calm and subdued.
Reflecting on her own memories Zelda Williams said: “They are mine and I love that. They are private and lovely and perhaps very different. Who knows?”
Robin Williams’ daughter revealed she had acquired a hummingbird tattoo on her right hand shortly after his death.
“I like hummingbirds. They’re fun and flighty and strange. It’s hard to keep them in one place and Dad was a bit like that,” Zelda Williams said.
“Sometimes there are going to be days where things are really difficult and having a reminder that is permanently there is nice.”
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Zelda Williams has announced that she is leaving Twitter because of social media abuse after her father Robin Williams’ death.
The 25-year-old actress posted that she was deleting Twitter account from her devices “maybe forever”.
It appears at least two people sent her “photoshopped” images claiming to show Robin Williams’ body.
Robin Williams was found dead at his California home on Monday after taking his own life at the age of 63.
Zelda Williams is leaving Twitter because of social media abuse after Robin Williams’ death (photo Getty Images)
Police said Robin Williams had been treated for depression and killed himself by hanging.
Zelda Williams initially posted a tribute to her father on Twitter saying: “I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.”
Later, she asked for two Twitter users to be reported for abuse, before deleting her message.
Zelda Williams said on Tuesday she had now decided to leave the site.
Earlier she posted a statement on Tumbl thanking people for support but also sending a message to “those sending negativity”.
“Know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed,” Zelda Williams said.
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Marsha Garces Williams is one of two ex-wives of late actor Robin Williams.
Robin Williams, 63, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014, after apparently hanging himself with a belt.
Marsha Garces and Robin Williams were married in 1989 and divorced in 2008.
Robin Williams was previously married to Valerie Velardi. They met in 1976 when he worked as a bartender at a tavern in San Francisco. They have a son together, Zachary Pym “Zak” Williams, who was born on April 11, 1983.
Marsha Garces met Robin Williams when she was working as a nanny for Zak.
Marsha Garces Williams was Robin Williams’ second wife (photo Getty Images)
The Filipino-American helped Robin Williams with his work, even being nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for Robin Williams: Live on Broadway along with others in 2003, according to IMDB.
Marsha Garces, who was born on June 18, 1956 in San Francisco, is also credited as a producer on Jakob the Liar and Mrs. Doubtfire and executive producer on Patch Adams.
She also served as assistant to Robin Williams on Toys, Hook, The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society, and Good Morning, Vietnam.
According to People magazine, their divorce stemmed from Robin Williams’ alcohol relapse in 2006 after 20 years of sobriety.
However, longtime Robin Williams’ friend Richard Belzer clarified that the split was “amicable” as opposed to “a vicious, bitter thing”.
Robin Williams appreciated Marsha’s support, telling People magazine before that “she’s amazing” and “makes it look effortless”.
He also had good memories of Marsha’s family, telling the Philippine Inquirer several years ago that he picked up a Pinoy accent, and remembered Marsha’s father fondly.
Robin Williams also said that the children he had with Marsha – Zelda and Cody – kept in touch with their Filipino side of the family.
“Very much so, because of Marsha,” he said.
“My ex-father-in-law, Leon, was amazing. They keep up with the Filipino part of my family.”
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Robin Williams’ children paid tribute to the late actor saying that “the world will never be the same” without him.
Among heartfelt tributes to her father, daughter Zelda Williams said: “One of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh.”
The 25-year-old actress added she would “never understand” how Robin Williams could “not find it in his heart to stay”.
Police in California confirmed that 63-year-old Robin Williams took his own life at his California home.
Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said Robin Williams had been treated for depression and killed himself by hanging.
Robin Williams’ eldest son Zak said in the wake of his death: “Yesterday, I lost my father and a best friend and the world got a little greyer.”
Robin Williams with former wife Marsha Garces, daughter Zelda and son Zak
Cody, the youngest child of Robin Williams, added: “I will miss him and take him with me everywhere I go for the rest of my life, and will look forward, forever, to the moment when I get to see him again.”
Robin Williams’ former wife, Marsha Garces, added to a tribute already made by his wife Susan Schneider.
“My arms are wrapped around our children as we attempt to grapple with celebrating the man we love, while dealing with this immeasurable loss,” she said, referring to Zelda and Cody.
Robin Williams was remembered on The Tonight Show on Tuesday night, on which he made numerous fast-talking, frenetic appearances starting with his debut in 1981.
Host Jimmy Fallon called Robin Williams “one of a kind – he was one in a million”.
Jimmy Fallon added: “He was the Muhammad Ali of comedy.”
Disney paid tribute to Robin Williams via Twitter with specific reference to his role as the genie in Aladdin, calling him a “true Disney legend and a beloved member of our family”.
“He was an incredible actor and a comic genius and will always remembered for bringing some of the world’s favorite characters to life,” they added.
Robin Williams was famous for films such as Good Morning Vietnam and The Fisher King and won an Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting.
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Zelda Williams, Robin Williams’ daughter with Marsha Garces, has paid tribute to her father in a touching Instagram post.
The 25-year-old actress shared a quote from Antonie De Saint-Exuprery’s book The Little Prince with her 40, 087 followers.
“You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them… In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing.
“And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night… You – only you – will have the stars that can laugh.”
Zelda Williams is Robin Williams’ daughter with Marsha Garces (photo Getty Images)
Zelda Williams followed the quote with: “I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up. Z.”
Robin Williams’ very last Instagram post was a picture with Zelda on her 25th birthday on July 31.
The actor posted a touching message to his daughter alongside a black and white photo of the pair of them together.
“#tbt and Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!”
Robin Williams was found dead at his California home after committing suicide.
An investigation into the cause and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office, officials said.