Zelda Williams, the daughter of Robin Williams, has decided to leave social media in the wake of the second anniversary of her father’s death.
Taking time away from social media to grieve the death of her father for the second year, Williams took to Twitter to explain her break from social media to fans, who may worry about her well being.
“So, it’s that time of year again. I will be taking another break off social media. For those who always ask why, it’s so people can memorialize Dad on the anniversary of his death however they wish without me having to feel bombarded by it, or pressured by the expectation put on myself or my family to publicity acknowledge or join in doing so.”
Williams continued, “I will always be so grateful for all the love the world had and continues to have for dad, but for obvious reasons, it’s sometimes harder to be the sort of surviving public vessel for receiving those sentiments, and one often expected to somehow flawlessly express them back.”
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Recently, the Inquisitr reported that Zelda remembered her father on what would’ve been his 65th birthday. Zelda, who has been the most vocal out of three of Robin’s children, took to her personal Instagram account to celebrate the actor’s life, although she admitted that she wasn’t sure what to do on celebratory days without her father’s physical presence. Robin’s daughter Zelda decided to pay it forward by posting information about the three charities that her father supported.
In her Instagram post, Zelda Williams said, “This year, I tried to help three causes you cared about in one; rescue dogs, people suffering from disabilities, and our nation’s wounded veterans, so I donated to freedomservicedogs.org.”
This isn’t the first time that Williams has taken a break since the death of her father Robin Williams. In 2015, ahead of Robin’s 64th birthday, she decided to take some time away.
At the time, she took to Instagram to share a beautiful photo of the sky and captioned it with, “Kinda hoping I fly thru that very cloud on the way home.”
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After sharing the photo, Zelda said that her time was better served by leaving social media and getting away from the sentiments and opinions of fans. This wasn’t a huge surprise given that Zelda Williams was bullied following her father’s suicide.
The bullying she received on Twitter led the site to reexamine how they deal with bullying on the social media site.
Since the death of Robin Williams, Zelda has emerged as a strong voice against bullying and has spoken out about depression, which is something that Williams suffered from throughout the years.
That said, his wife, Susan Williams, told People Magazine that Robin didn’t die from depression but rather Lewy body dementia, which they found via an autopsy on the comedian. He was never officially diagnosed with Lewy body dementia but instead was misdiagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which is common for those that suffer from Lewy body dementia.
Williams’ wife explained the disease, calling it a “whack-a-mole” in the way the disease presents its symptoms, which consist of anxiety, delusions, and impaired movement.
“They present themselves like a pinball machine. You don’t know exactly what you’re looking at.”
Months before his death, Robin suffered what Susan calls a “miscalculation” with a door, which left him injured with a bloody head and muscle rigidity.
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