Zelda Williams, the daughter of late comedian Robin Williams, had an interview with NBC News’ Kate Snow, and spoke on how she plans to continue her father’s charity work.
In her first interview since her father died last summer, Zelda announced that she will step in her and work with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which helps disabled athletes. “He’s done charity as long as he had the wherewithal and the ability to do it. That was what his favorite thing other than comedy really was,” Zelda told Kate.
Zelda also opened up about her father’s shocking suicide in August of last year, saying that she understands that “a lot of people feel his absence,” and that people will remember him for “the characters that he had so much fun being, and that’s what’s important, and I do think that’s what a lot of people will hold on to and that’s not going anywhere.”
When Kate asked Zelda if she had thought about why Robin committed suicide, Zelda stated firmly, “I don’t think there’s a point. It’s not important to ask.” She plans on holding on to her favorite memories of her dad, even getting a hummingbird tattoo on her hand in remembrance of him. “It’s going to take a lot of work to allow myself to have the sort of fun, happy life that I had, but that’s important,” Zelda said. “Anybody who has ever lost anyone works very hard to continue that memory in a positive way.”
You can check out her full interview here.
I can’t even imagine what she and her family are going through. However, for her to stand strong, and seek to continue the work her father started, is very powerful and inspiring.
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