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Robin Williams was remembered posthumously on his 72nd birthday
July 25, 2023
Beloved late actor Robin Williams remains in the hearts of his family and friends as they sing his praises and remember his unbreakable legacy.
The entertainer, whose reputation preceded him as one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time, has shocked the world following his tragic death. The brilliant actor died on August 11, 2014, aged 63.
Since the tragic event, his children have celebrated his memory for the past eight years. And he was recently honored on that special day.
Robin Williams is remembered as a legend posthumously on his 72nd birthday.
The late actor’s eldest son Zak, 40, and daughter Zelda, 33, have dedicated their time to giving their father a fitting tribute to honor the man he was in his life.
Zak, for his part, grabbed his Instagram posting a heartwarming photo of his father wearing a white-collared button-down shirt and headphones while smiling in his 1987 war comedy “Good Morning Vietnam.”
He kindly captioned the post: “Happy 72nd Abbot! I remembered how much I loved the look you gave me. That mischievous, loving grin that your friends and loved ones know so well. Joyful and curious and wonderful. I miss you and love you forever!”
Expressing their heartfelt wishes to Zak and his family, fans took to the comments section to write sweet messages. One fan revealed: “He saved me so many times 💖 I will love Robin Williams forever❣️❣️❣️.”
Another fan said: “I live pretty close to the ‘Mork and Mindy’ house and sometimes I walk past it on purpose because your dad was so easy when I was a kid, even though I never met him in person. I am grateful for all the goodness he has brought to the world for so many of us.”
A third commenter wrote: “The whole world fell in love with that grin; Happy birthday to my favorite person I will never meet. Hugs, Zak 💚.” The late actor seemed to have touched many lives as another fan revealed, “HBD to your dad. It is impossible to express the effect it had on me.”
On the other hand, the late star’s daughter Zelda took me to see him Twitter page to show his utmost respect for the iconic entertainer. She shared a powerful image of Williams holding a sign in protest. During the 2007 strike, other protesters joined him on the picket line in New York.
The inspirational late comedian was caught holding up a sign reading “SGA WGA ON STRIKE” next to his aggrieved co-workers. Zelda caption his admiration for his father, writing: “Happy birthday to Poppo, who was certainly there today and always to fight the good fight for art and artists.”
Commenting on her post, one fan lovingly wrote: “Love to you and your family on your dad’s birthday. May he forever rest in peace – his memory lives on forever in the hearts and minds of people around the world – not just for what a wonderful comedian and actor he was, but also for the person he was. Love and respect always 🙏🏾.”
Another fan declared: “Your dad will be proud and smiling at you 🙌🙌.” “He was the best. I watched some funny videos of him today… we all miss him. I hope you and your brother are doing well.🙏,” expressed a third admirer.
Zak recounted his father’s final years leading up to his unfortunate death
As the world continues to celebrate the late actor’s life, only the comedian’s close friends and family were able to witness the trauma Williams experienced in his final moments.
His oldest son Zak, who he shares with first wife Valerie Velardie, got candid with listeners on “The Genius Life” podcast while talking to podcaster Max Lugavere. The 40-year-old actor said he and his family believed a misdiagnosis by the late comedian’s medical team contributed to Williams’ death.
The comedian was told a few years before his death that he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. However, the autopsy revealed that he probably wasn’t in that condition.
Happy birthday to Poppo, who has certainly been there today and always in the good fight for art and artists. pic.twitter.com/CNiirB3Qb9
It was later discovered that she may have suffered from a disorder more similar to hers. Zak also believed that some of the drugs Williams was given, according to doctors to treat Parkinson’s disease, may have negatively affected his health.
Zak further recalled that his father was too frustrated with his condition. Revealing the comedian’s mental faculties were beginning to decline, he told podcast host Lugavere: “Lightning flashback — that was his signature (on stage).
Unfortunately, as the disease progressed, it became increasingly difficult for Williams to make quick cognitive responses. These spontaneous reactions were characteristic of him on and off the stage, so it frustrated him a lot.
Due to the misdiagnosis, Williams was not given the necessary medication to combat his illness, and so he fell deeper and deeper into chronic depression.