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Thursday, 26 February 2015

“My Father Talked About His Alcoholism” – Zelda Williams

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25-year-old daughter of late Robin Williams, said in a sit-in with Kate Snow that there’s really no need to question why her father committed suicide six months ago. This is the first Zelda has spoken in public.
Zelda Williams told NBC’s Kate Snow on Thursday’s TODAY show, that she has decided to focus on charity that will help continue her father’s legacy,
“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 not important,” she said.

Robin Williams aged 63 was a famous actor and comedian. He had a long history of depression, and he committed suicide at his home in Paradise Cay in San Francisco Bay on August 11, 2014.
“People are finally starting to approach talking about illnesses that people can’t immediately see. My father talked about his alcoholism. He joked about it, which I think you’re supposed to.” Zelda told Kate.
She continued, “It helped him not to hide. If you have things that make you sad, express them to other people. I think it was important to him for people to talk about important things. He didn’t like people feeling the things that were hard for them that they should go through alone.
“And I think that’s the big legacy, for me and for him and for my brothers. He, somehow, had an enormous amount of people in this world that he made feel they were a little less alone. People have their memories and they should enjoy them. The world keeps spinning, but it doesn’t mean he was never on it.”
When asked about the death of her father, Zelda said, “There’s no point questioning it and no point blaming anyone for it and there’s no point blaming yourself or the world or whatever the case may be.
“Because it happened and you have to continue to move and you have to continue to live and manage.”