Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda Williams has decided to rejoin twitter. Williams got rid of her twitter account from her devices after she received attacks, which included fake images of her father’s deceased body. After being a target to many online trolls, Zelda has decided to come back to twitter.
According to E!, the grieving daughter addressed her followers by tweeting a link of her tumblr page, which she has used in the wake of her father’s suicide. For Zelda, a simple but telling quote sufficed in the form of an announcement.
“Never be bullied into silence. Never show yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself.”
The Harvey Fierstein quote was posted to her tumblr on January 28, 2012, but it served for the perfect thank you to her followers.
The last time Zelda took to her twitter it was to address the online trolls that were sending her cruel messages about her father’s death.
“I’m sorry. I should’ve risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye.”
Prior to that, Williams used her twitter to send messages of thanks to the millions who honored her father’s life and career in the wake of his passing.
Knowing that so many children will be helped in his honor is all I could’ve asked for. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 13, 2014
Zelda’s father Robin Williams was found dead in his home in California, where he committed suicide. Although Williams made several attempts before finally taking his own life, it was reported that the comedian died of asphyxia due to hanging.
It’s now known that Robin suffered from depression throughout most of his life. His widow, Susan Schneider, released a statement saying that he also had early stages of Parkinson’s disease that he wasn’t ready to publicly address.
Schneider said about her husband in a statement:
“Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly. It is our hope in the wake of Robin’s tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid.”
Williams’ ashes were scattered off the coast in Marin County, which is where his mother’s remains were scattered at the time of her passing.
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