Robin Williams Memorial Service: Family Gathers For Touching Goodbye

Sat, August 16, 2014 1:00pm EDT by 33 Comments

Almost one week after his tragic death, Robin Williams’ family and friends are gathering in the San Francisco Bay Area to honor their father, husband, family member and friend, a new report claims.

Robin Williams tragically committed suicide on Aug. 11 at the age of 63. His family, friends and fans continue to mourn the actor’s shocking death. Close members of Robin’s family have arrived in California for a private memorial service planned by Robin’s wife, Susan Schneider, 50.

Robin Williams Memorial Service: Family Gathers Comes Together To Say Goodbye

Robin’s memorial service will likely be “small” because both Robin and Susan were “very private people,” a source told E! News.

The actor has three children from previous marriages — Zak, Zelda and Cody. His youngest, Cody, flew from New York City to the Bay Area on Aug. 13, the outlet reports. told you exclusive details about Robin’s upcoming memorial service, including that it wouldn’t be televised. 

“The last thing he’d want is for his last memory to be a somber one and to have his family, friends, and fans throw him a pity party, a source close to the actor told us EXCLUSIVELY. “Robin would only want his funeral televised if it were filled with laughter and joy.”

The service is likely to take place right in San Francisco where he was a “real leader” in the community, our source continues.

“Most likely [the funeral will take place] in San Francisco. There may also be a memorial for him down in Los Angeles, but services are likely to be held in San Francisco. His family lives there, and he was a real leader in the community and extremely charitable to different organizations in the area as well. It’s only fitting he’d be buried or spread somewhere in the bay.”

Robin Williams Battling Depression & Parkinson’s Disease At Time Of Death

Robin was struggling at the time of his death. His rep said in a statement on Aug. 11 that the actor had been “battling severe depression as of late.”

Three days after his suicide, Susan revealed that Robin had also been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease before his death. Fans and other actors were shocked to learn the news, especially his friend Michael J. Fox, 53, who also suffers from the disease.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Robin’s family and friends during this trying time. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

— Avery Thompson

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