Robin Williams’ Daughter Speaks Out About Her Dad’s Death

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Robin Williams’ Daughter Speaks Out About Her Dad’s Suicide.

Following the death of Robin Williams, his daughter has been thrown into the spotlight. Many questioned how the death of her father impacted her and if she was able to see it coming.

In a recent interview, Robin Williams’ daughter, Zelda Williams spoke out about her father’s passing. “People should remember what they want to remember of him. Who am I to guide what their childhood memories are of watching his movies,” Zelda Williams said in an interview with NBC’s Today show. “That’s their memories, that’s what’s important. I have mine and they are mine and I love that.” And they are private and lovely and perhaps very different, but who knows what the difference is. They have their memories. They should enjoy them. They’re not going anywhere. The world, as I said, keeps spinning, but that doesn’t mean that he was never on it.”

Zelda has not asked her self why her father took his own life. “I don’t think there’s a point … It’s not important to ask because it’s [done].” “Diseases are — until we find out exactly how they work, we don’t have an explanation. So there’s no one I can offer,” she added. “A lot of people who have been through it and lost someone, the ones that have been through it and that I’ve found have gone on to lead very full lives have found that they just had to know that there’s no point questioning it. And there’s no point blaming anyone else for it, or there’s no point blaming yourself or the world or whatever the case may be because it happened and you have to continue to move and you have to continue to live and manage.”

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Zelda revealed that she is taking it one day at a time. “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,” she said. “Anybody who has ever lost anyone works very hard to continue that memory in a positive way.”

Watch the full interview here.

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