Robin Williams’ daughter: “Why couldn’t beloved dad find it in his heart to stay?”

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The heartbroken children of comic genius Robin Williams have spoken of

their grief and bewilderment at his suicide.

His daughter Zelda, 25, summed up their feelings in a moving tribute

which included the words: "I will never understand how he could be

loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay."

The Mrs Doubtfire star's son Zak, 31, echoed her feelings.

He said: "I lost a best friend and the world got a little greyer. I

ask those that loved him to remember him by being as gentle, kind, and

generous as he would be".

Williams, 63, was found hanged in his bedroom at 11.55am on Monday by

his longtime personal assistant Rebecca Spencer, 57, who had always

helped to keep the star grounded.

His younger son, Cody, 23, added: "There are no words strong enough to

describe the love and respect I have for my father.

"I will take him everywhere I go for the rest of my life, and will

look forward, for ever, to the moment when I get to see him again."

Read recap of tragic Robin Williams story as it happened

But perhaps the most moving words came from actress Zelda. She added:

"Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous,

gentlest souls I've ever known. The entire world is for ever a little

darker, less colourful and less full of laughter in his absence."

Zelda, with Cody the child of the star's second wife Marsha Garces,

recalled her happiness on the last day she saw him: "It was his

birthday and I will be for ever grateful that my brothers and I got to

spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was

always warm, even in his darkest moments.

"While I'll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and

not find it in his heart to stay, there's minor comfort in knowing our

grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions."

"For those who send negativity, know that some small, giggling part of

him is sending a flock of pigeons to poop on your car."

After paying tribute, Zelda was forced off Twitter after cruel trolls

posted a fake photo claiming it was her dead father. She later deleted

her Tumblr and Instagram accounts saying it was "for a good long time,

maybe for ever". On Instagram, she alluded to users being hateful.

Hook star Williams was last seen by his wife Susan Schneider at

10.30pm on Sunday night.

She left their seafront home in Tiburon, near San Francisco, in the

morning believing he was asleep.

Williams, whose genius has been acclaimed worldwide, had been battling

depression made worse by money worries in the wake of divorces costing


Yesterday a pal said Williams no longer wanted to work in films as he

felt it made him ill: "Robin invested so much in his roles it left him

drained and vulnerable to depression. He signed up from necessity."

[Mirror UK]

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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