Zelda Williams recently explained why she takes a break from social media on the anniversary of remembering her father Robin Williams’ death.
Zelda shared a text post on both Instagram and Twitter explaining how difficult it is for her to receive sympathies from fans for her late father, so she takes a break from social media on the day that marks the anniversary of her fathers’ death by suicide.
The post shared on August 10th reads as follows: “Tomorrow is Dad’s death anniversary. As always, I will not be here.”
Zelda continued: “It’s hard for me on regular, good days to remain the person expected to graciously accept the world’s need to share their memories of him and express their condolences for his loss.”
Although she appreciates the messages remembering Robin Williams, she said: “Some days it can feel a bit like being seen as a roadside memorial — a place, not a person — where people drive past and leave their sentiments to then go about their days comforted their love for him was witnessed.”
“Sometimes, that leaves me emotionally buried under a pile of other’s memories instead of my own. After all, even roses weigh a ton when they’re left by the truckload.” – Zelda continued.
She wrote that August 11th would be ‘simply too much’ for her to endure, so she would take a break from social media.
Though Zelda still included information for suicide prevention and substance abuse hotlines for countries throughout the world in case anyone was suffering from their own mental health crisis.
Zelda ended her post by saying: “Reach out. Seek help. Keep fighting.”
These posts can be found on her Instagram story as well as her Twitter page. On Instagram, she ended her list with a photo of her and her father and wrote on it: “Miss you daily poppo. Especially this goofy smile and the big ole laugh that went with it.”
Robin Williams was sadly found dead by suicide in his home in 2014, which his widow Susan Schneider said was due to his diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia.
The condition is serious and can lead to cognitive and memory declines, and can also create Parkinson’s-like tremors and lead to depression and visual hallucinations.
A new documentary is now arriving to shed some light on Robin Williams’ final days and the struggles he and those around him faced. ‘Robin’s Wish’ is directed by Tylor Norwood and debuts On Demand and Digital on September 1st, 2020.
Most recently Zelda Williams has been defending her fathers’ legacy.
Zelda took to Twitter to respond to Eric Trump, President Donald Trump’s son, after he shared a 2009 clip of Robin Williams mocking then-Vice President Joe Biden, who is now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee set to run against Trump in the 2020 election.
Zelda criticized Eric Trump for using old clips of her father to further their political agenda.
She tweeted: “While we’re ‘reminiscing’ (to further your political agenda), you should look up what he said about your dad. I did. Promise you, it’s much more ‘savage.'” –
While we’re ‘reminiscing’ (to further your political agenda), you should look up what he said about your Dad. I did. Promise you, it’s much more ‘savage’.
Gentle reminder that the dead can’t vote, but the living can ♥️ https://t.co/CXDTovG5yo
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 8, 2020