The son of Hollywood legend Robin Williams, who passed away on August 11, 2014, remembered his father eight years after his demise. Zak Williams, 39, shared a throwback photo of the actor and wrote: “Dad, on the eighth anniversary of your passing, I’m remembering how incredibly kind and joyful you were,” ‘People’ magazine reported.
He added: “I deeply miss you, you wonderful, hairy man and will be celebrating your life today. Love you so so much!”
Williams had ended his life on August 11, 2014. His final autopsy report, released in November 2014, concluded that Williams’ death was a suicide resulting from “asphyxia due to hanging”.
According to ‘People’, the ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ star’s only daughter Zelda Williams, 33, also penned a sweet message in the form of a quote from Japanese writer Haruki Murakami.
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.”
‘People’ further stated that she went on to share suicide resources, saying: “I don’t ask for much, but if I may be gentle to your hearts today. I know I’m trying.”
Williams was also father to son Cody Alan Williams, 30.
In July 2021, Zak, a mental health advocate, opened up to ‘The Genius Life’ podcast host Max Lugavere about the “frustration” his father experienced after being misdiagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
“What he was going through didn’t match one to one [with what] many Parkinson’s patients experience. So, I think that was hard for him,” Zak said.