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Robin Williams’ children post tribute on 8th anniversary of death

Robin Williams’ children celebrated the eighth anniversary of their late father’s death on Thursday.

Zak Williams, 39, cheekily recalled the Oscar winner tribute alongside a throwback to the bushy-haired actor.

He wrote: “I remember how incredibly kind and cheerful you were. I miss you very much you wonderful hairy man and today I will celebrate your life. I love you so much!”

The daughter of ‘Good Will Hunting’ star Zelda, 33, shared a few lines from Japanese writer Haruki Murakami.

“And when the storm is over you won’t remember how you got through it, how you managed to survive,” she tweeted said. “You won’t even be sure if the storm is really over. But one thing is for sure. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person that came in.”

In a follow-up message, Zelda posted several Suicide Prevention Resources. “I’m not asking much, but if I may, be gentle with your hearts today. I know I’m trying,” she added.

The comedian died on August 11, 2014 after taking his own life at the age of 63. He was found to have Lewy body dementia, the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s.

Williams was also father to son Cody Alan, 30, with ex-wife Marsha Garces.

Zak posted a photo for his dad’s birthday last July and shared a snap of Williams in his bike outfit. “Happy 71st birthday dad! I will remember you today as you would like to be remembered, in spandex. Miss you and love you always,” he wrote on Instagram at the time.

Zak opened up about the Night at the Museum star’s illness in a conversation with Max Lugavere on his podcast The Genius Life last year.

“What I saw was frustration,” he told the radio show’s host. “There was a focus issue that was frustrating him, there were issues related to how he was feeling and also from a neurological perspective he wasn’t feeling good,” adding, “He was very uncomfortable.”

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The Oscar winner committed suicide in 2014.
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Zak continued, “I couldn’t help but feel beyond empathy. I couldn’t help but feel frustrated for him. It can be really isolating even when you are with family and loved ones.”

If you or a loved one is struggling with suicidal thoughts or a mental health crisis, call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/12/robin-williams-kids-post-tributes-on-8th-anniversary-of-death/ Robin Williams’ children post tribute on 8th anniversary of death

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