Zelda Williams on her Father Robin’s Death
Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda Williams recently went public about her memories of her late father and about the impact he had made in people’s lives, in her first interview since the comedians death just six months ago.
The popular Oscar winning comedian and actor was best known for his much loved films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Mornin Vietnam, Dead Poet’s Society, and Good Will Hunting. In August of 2014 at age 63 Williams took his own life. He left behind his wife, Susan Schneider, and three children whom he had from two previous marriages. A daughter Zelda, 25, and two sons Zak Williams, 31, and Cody Williams, 23.
On NBC’s Today show on Thursday Zelda said that her father “was an incredibly kind and incredibly caring man and he was also very private and very calm and very subdued,”
Also stating, “So the side of him that people know and love and that is attached to their childhood is the characters that he had so much fun being. And that’s what important and I do think that’s what a lot of people will hold onto.”
After the death of her father, Zelda went and got a tattoo of a hummingbird under the thumb of her hand. “I like hummingbirds. Hummingbirds are fun and flighty and strange. It’s hard to keep them in one place and Dad was a bit like that,” Zelda said, “Keeping a conversation in one moment was impossible with him. It was a bit like trying to put a bag around a storm and hoping that it wouldn’t just blow away.”
“Sometimes there are going to be days where things are really difficult,” she said. “And having a reminder that is permanently there is nice.” Zelda also shared with on the Today show that she doesn’t question the reason why her father took his own life.
“I don’t think there’s a point,” she said. “It’s not important to ask.”
On Friday, she will to present an award at the Noble Awards, which recognizes humanitarian work, to honor her father charitable work with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a non-profit group that provides prosthetic to disabled athletes along with a $50,000 donation that will fund a Challenged Athletes Foundation endowment in her father’s name.