Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Pays Tribute to Late Actor for His Birthday

Robin Williams' daughter Zelda Williams has taken to Instagram to pay tribute to the late actor on his birthday.

(Photo: Zelda Williams / Instagram)

Along with a photo of the two of them, Zelda spoke candidly about her feelings on the loss of Robin, who took his own life four years ago.

"It's that time of year again," Zelda's message began. "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," she added. "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."

Zelda then expressed her gratitude to the countless fans that have joined her in mourning Robin's death as well as celebrating his life.

"Thank you for loving him. Thank you for supporting him and his life's work. Thank you for missing him. I do too," she wrote.

Zelda also shared some suggestions on how fans could turn their love of Robin's work and life into action.

"If you'd like to do something in his honor, volunteer at your local homeless shelter, or look up how to make homeless aid backpacks. Give one in his name," she recommended. "He'd have loved that."

Zelda included some specific organizations that Robin "loved," which "include [Challenged Athletes Foundation], [David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust,] and [the Reeve Foundation]."

"Mostly, try to spread some laughter and kindness around. And creatively swear a lot," she jokingly added. " Everytime you do, somewhere out there in our vast weird universe, he's giggling with you... or giving a particularly fat bumblebee its wings."


She ended her tribute by wishing her "Poppo a "Happy early birthday," and saying that she misses him "every day, but especially these ones."

Robin's birthday is July 21. He was born in the year 1951 and this year he would have turned 67. Interestingly, Zelda's birthday comes only 10 days after his, on July 31.