Following the tragic death of her father, Robin Williams, Zelda Rae Williams has spoken out on Twitter with a heartbreaking message of love.
The alleged suicide of Robin Williams, 63, has left the world reeling, and that’s certainly no less true for his only daughter, Zelda Rae Williams, 25. In her reaction, in the form of a heartbroken tweet, Zelda tells her father that he is loved.
Zelda Williams’ Reaction To Robin Williams’ Death: ‘I Love You. I Miss You’
“I love you. I miss you,” Zelda tweeted late on August 11, the day that her father was found in his Northern California home. “I’ll try to keep looking up. Z.”
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Her reference to “looking up” — besides the obvious — is in reference to a passage from The Little Prince, with which she prefaced her tweet. She quoted:
“You — you alone will have the stars as no one else has them… In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night… You — only you — will have stars that can laugh.”
Written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the novel — originally written in French — continues with the following quote:
“And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me.”
While Zelda didn’t tweet the continuation of the passage, it’s also quite relevant to this heartbreaking situation. Robin’s prolific career had a huge, worldwide impact on all who had consumed his works, and, like Antoine wrote, we’re grateful to have known him despite him leaving far too soon.
Robin Williams’ Last Instagram Post Was Of Himself With His Daughter, Zelda Rae Williams
Zelda and Robin clearly had a very close relationship. His very last Instagram post, on July 31, was a photo of the two of them when Zelda was young, with the caption:
“#tbt and Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!”
Following Robin’s death, sources revealed to HollywoodLife.com that Zelda is “is inconsolable and this is her worst nightmare. Absolutely devastated.” So, incredibly sad, and such a waste.
Our thoughts go out to Robin’s friends and family during this difficult time.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing suicidal ideation, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255; operators are available 24/7.
— Amanda Michelle Steiner