“My household has all the time been personal about our time spent collectively,” daughter Zelda mentioned in her first remarks after his demise. “It was our approach of maintaining one factor that was ours, with a person we shared with a whole world. However now that is gone, and I really feel stripped naked. My final day with him was his birthday, and I shall be eternally grateful that my brothers and I received to spend that point alone with him, sharing presents and laughter.”
She additionally wrote again in 2014: “He was all the time heat, even in his darkest moments. Whereas I will by no means, ever perceive how he may very well be beloved so deeply and never discover it in his coronary heart to remain, there’s minor consolation in realizing our grief and loss, in some small approach, is shared with tens of millions. It does not assist the ache, however not less than it is a burden numerous others now know we feature.”
Zelda has taken plenty of breaks from social media since shedding her dad, normally deciding to log off for awhile when the unsolicited commentary would get to be an excessive amount of. As of late she has an Instagram account that she does not use however she does tweet, primarily about her work (along with appearing she’s been making music movies), and likewise to honor her father.
She shared some household photographs and in response to a joke somebody made about Julia Roberts being solely 6 inches tall in her position as Tinkerbell in Hook, Zelda replied, “Quite the opposite, Dad was lots of of toes tall and enormously furry. For s–ts and giggles, he would sometimes strip bare and take a lady on a date to climb the Empire State Constructing.”
Williams would have been proud.
(Initially printed July 16, 2018, at 3 a.m. PT)