Robin Williams would have celebrated his 65th birthday this year, and his daughter Zelda has posted an emotional tribute to her famous father to honour him.
“Still not really sure what to do on days like today,” she captioned a picture of Robin having fun with his young family.
"I know I can’t give you a present anymore, but I guess that means I’ll just have to keep giving them in your name instead," she wrote.
In the length post, Zelda detailed that she had begun donating to causes close to her late father's heart to honour his memory.
"This year, I tried to help three causes you cared about in one; rescue dogs, people suffering from disabilities, and our nation’s wounded veterans, so I donated to freedomservicedogs.org.
"They rescue pups from shelters and train them so that they can be paired with someone in dire need of their help and companionship. Thought you'd get a kick out of furry, four legged friends helping change the world, one warrior in need at a time," she wrote. She finished her post with a personal message: "Happy birthday Poppo. Shasha, Zakky, Codeman and I all love you and miss you like crazy. Xo" The Oscar-winner passed away in August 2014, after taking his own life after a long battle with depression. Shortly after his death, Zelda showed off a tattoo she got in memory of her father.
For poppo. Thank you to the incomparable @dr_woo_ssc for so beautifully bringing my reminders to life. I'll always put my hand out to shake with a smile. As for this Instagram, I don't know in what capacity I'll continue using it in the future, but I'm leaving it up regardless so that fake accounts hoping to use my name or misuse my family's photos will get no traction. To be clear, this is MY ONLY account. Publicly, I have Twitter, and this. If other people post quotes and photos claiming to be me or my family, please, do not send them personal information or click links, even for charity. They could be utilizing sympathy to scam you. For the record, no one has ever or will ever speak for me but me. Thank you.
A photo posted by Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:36pm PDT
The tattoo is of a hummingbird on her right hand, with Robin’s birth date, the 21st of July 1951, written below in numbers as 7 – 21 – 51.
The actress and model has always been vocal about the death of her father, writing shortly after his death that he was "one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known".
"The entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again," she wrote.
Watch Robin Williams in 'Good Will Hunting'.
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