Robin Williams’ Son Zak Posts Touching Tribute to Comedy Icon Father on 7th Anniversary of His Death
Zak Williams, the son of iconic comedian Robin Williams, took to his Twitter on Wednesday (August 11th) to post a touching tribute to his father just seven years after his death.
“Dad, seven years ago today you passed on. The joy and inspiration you brought to the world carries on in your legacy and in your family, friends, and fans you so loved,” Zak tweets with a snapshot of Robin Williams.
Zak then shares that Robin Williams lived to bring laughter as well as to help others. “I will be celebrating your memory today. Love you forever.”
Williams died on Aug. 11, 2014, at his home in Paradise Cay, California. The actor died by suicide after a years-long battle with depression and anxiety. Despite his history of addiction, authorities determined that no alcohol or drugs were involved in his death.
Fans joined Zak in mourning Williams on Wednesday. One commented: “Robin Williams inspired me to be a doctor and a pediatrician. I watched Patch Adams as a kid and it quickly became my favorite movie. I think of him often, especially today. Bet I’m not the only doctor he inspired.”
“Zak, thank you for sharing,” another fan added. “Your dad may have been the funniest person ever, and a really kind, gentle person. That’s a high bar but my God, he was so brilliant and shared it with so many millions. Just thinking of him brings a smile to my face. RIP.”