Zelda Williams, 25, has taken to twitter to mourn the loss of her father, Robin Williams. The young actress, like many, have been taken aback by the sudden loss of a man known for his heartwarming smile and his ability to make almost anyone laugh.
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 12, 2014
The Inquisitr first broke the news of Robin Williams’ death Monday afternoon. According to a statement from Marin County Sheriff, Robin Williams had been discovered in his home around 11:55 a.m. Williams was found unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, California:
“At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.”
People around the world were shocked to learn of Robin Williams’ death, but the pain and grief hit the hardest on those who were closest to him: his wife and three children. According to a previous report by The Inquisitr, Robin Williams is survived by his wife, Susan Schneider, and his three children from previous marriages: Zachary “Zak” Pym, 30, Zelda Rae Williams, 25, and Cody Alan Williams, 19.
According to People Magazine, Schneider released a statement following the death of her husband, confirming what many were hoping was another cruel media hoax:
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.”
The report continued on to say that Robin Williams was particularly close to his daughter Zelda. In his last post to his Instagram account, Williams posted a “Throwback Thursday” photo of himself and Zelda as his way of wishing his daughter a happy 25th birthday:
The photograph was captioned with: “#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!”
According to E! News, Robin Williams has always been a family man and was close to his children. Based on Zelda Williams’ twitter post, she is heartbroken, and, like many, is grieving the loss of not only a great father, but also a man who brought smiles to millions despite his own dark clouds.
Family, fellow celebrities and fans around the world are still flooding Twitter with their condolences. Related twitter trends include Robin Williams, Mrs Doubtfire and #RIProbinwilliams:
[Image via Mashable Twitter News Feed]