Robin Williams’ Daughter Zelda Announces Social Media Hiatus Days Before the Anniversary of His Death
Zelda Williams is taking a break from social media.
As the second anniversary of the death of Robin Williams approaches, his daughter announced her temporary retirement from the Internet. On Sunday (Aug. 7, 2016), the 27-year-old posted a note on Twitter explaining that her decision to leave is so that she can remember him privately.
Read her full message below:
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 publicly acknowledge or join in doing so. 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. Thus, I’ll be excusing myself for a bit. Hearts just need little breaks sometimes!
“This is hardly an important issue, my main point being you should continue to remember Dad however you want! I’ll just be doing so privately,” she added.
Robin was found dead after committing suicide on Aug. 11, 2014.