“My family has always been deprived of our time together,” her daughter Zelda said in her first remarks after her death. “It was our way of keeping something that belonged to us, with a man that we shared with a whole world. But now it’s gone, and I feel naked. My last day with him was his birthday, and I I will be forever grateful to him. my brothers and I spent this time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughs. “
She also wrote in 2014: “He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. Although I will never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find in his heart to stay, there is a little solace in knowing our grief and loss, in a way, is shared with millions of people. It doesn’t alleviate the pain, but at least it’s a burden that countless others now know that we wear. “
Zelda has taken a number of social media breaks since losing her father, usually deciding to log off for a while when the unsolicited comment becomes too much. These days she has an Instagram account that she doesn’t use but she tweets, mostly about her job (besides acting, she makes music videos), and also to honor her dad.
She shared family photos and in response to a joke someone made on Julia robert only 6 inches tall in her role as Tinkerbell in To hang up, Zelda respondedOn the contrary, Dad was hundreds of feet tall and extremely hairy. For bullshit and giggles, he would occasionally strip down and take a girl on a date to climb the Empire State Building. “
Williams would have been proud.
(Originally posted July 16, 2018 at 3:00 a.m. PT)