Robin Williams’ Daughter Zelda Refuses to Dwell on Father’s Suicide


Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda refuses to dwell on the reasons for her father’s tragic suicide last summer, because “there’s no point questioning it”.

The star had been battling depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson’s disease when he took his own life at his California home in August.

His daughter Zelda Williams has now opened up about the sad loss in her first sit-down interview on Today, admitting she doesn’t see any reason for scrutinizing the circumstances surrounding his death.

She says, “There’s no point questioning it and no point blaming anyone else for it, and there’s no point blaming yourself or the world or whatever the case may be, because it happened, so you have to continue to… live and manage.”

Zelda had a tattoo of a hummingbird inked onto her right hand in October in honor of her father and the sight of the tribute helps to lift her spirits whenever she feels down.

She says, “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. 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. And having a reminder that is permanently there is nice.”

However, Zelda reveals it will take quite some time before she can fully come to terms with her dad’s death: “I think a lot of people feel his absence. But for me, especially, it’s going to take a lot of work to allow myself to have the sort of fun, happy life that I had. But that’s important. Anybody who has ever lost anyone works very hard to continue that memory in a positive way.”

The 25-year-old concludes, “The world keeps spinning, but that doesn’t mean he was never on it.”

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