Zak Williams honored his late father, the legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams, on the seventh anniversary of his death.
“The joy and inspiration you brought to the world carries on in your legacy and in your family, friends, and fans you so loved,” he wrote. “You lived to bring laughter and to help others. I will be celebrating your memory today. Love you forever.”
Williams’s daughter, Zelda Williams, also marked the anniversary by offering support to others grieving the loss of loved ones.
“Sending love out there today to all the folks navigating loss,” she wrote on Twitter. “New, old, the connective tissue of that deeply human pain can be hard to bear, but I find it easier sometimes knowing how many others have felt the same sting. We’re not alone.”
Zak Williams has also been open about his complicated relationship with grieving his famous father.
“From my end, it was really hard to separate initially the process of privately grieving versus sharing the grieving with the general public,” he said last May in Apple TV’s town hall conversation “The Me You Can’t See: A Path Forward.”
“I really didn’t get a chance to really focus on the private grieving process until a year and a half after my dad passed away,” he said.
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