Zak and Zelda Williams pay tribute to their dad Robin on eighth anniversary of his death

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Zak and Zelda Williams pay tribute to their dad Robin on eighth anniversary of his death

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Zak and Zelda Williams paid heartfelt tributes to their dad Robin on the eight anniversary of his death.

Yesterday (11 August) was the eighth anniversary of the death of legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams.

The star of Jumanji, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin and countless other classic movies which have shaped generations, Williams' loss is still keenly felt by many.

His children regularly share tributes to their famous father on the anniversary of his death and this year's has been no exception.

Zak Williams took to Instagram to pay tribute to his dad, writing: "Dad, on the eighth anniversary of your passing, I'm remembering how incredibly kind and joyful you were.

"I deeply miss you you wonderful, hairy man and will be celebrating your life today. Love you so so much!"

Robin's daughter Zelda shared her own emotional tribute to him on Twitter, sharing a quote from Japanese writer Haruki Murakami.

She wrote: "And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive.

"You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in."

Zelda then shared links and information to a whole host of suicide prevention organisations which people going through difficulties could turn to for help.

She also urged people to 'be gentle to your hearts' and asked them to add the details of other groups which could help people if they knew any.

At this point it might be nice to share some stories which show exactly what sort of person Robin Williams was.

On the set of Jumanji he stood up for the kids he was co-starring with against 'over-demanding producers' who wanted the days of shooting to run overtime to save money.

Bosses allegedly wanted to keep filming longer than was legally allowed to save money, but Williams stuck up for the children and told the crew that they wouldn't be doing extra time.

Meanwhile, he also gave child actor Matthew Lawrence some great advice on the set of Mrs Doubtfire to stay away from drugs, which Lawrence credits for him staying on the straight and narrow.

Lawrence also said it was Robin Williams who made sure he got the part on Mrs Doubtfire during their screen test together.

Another story to add to the pile of 'Robin Williams was a great guy' tales is that before his death he secretly donated $50,000 to a food bank with some of the money coming from proceeds from his shows.

If you’re experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is there to support you. They’re open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0800 58 58 58, and they also have a webchat service if you’re not comfortable talking on the phone.

Topics: Celebrity, Robin Williams, News, Mental Health, Film and TV

Joe Harker
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