Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams’ kids open up about the loss of their "father and best friend

Cody, Zak, Marsha, Zelda and Robin at the House of D premier in 2004      Cody, Zak, Marsha, Zelda and Robin at the House of D premier in 2004

Culled from Eonline

Robin Williams’ children Zelda, Cody and Zak have released statements opening up about the tragic death of their father.
The trio said the Jumanji and Mrs. Doubtfire star was not only a father, but a friend as well.
Zelda Williams, 25, said: "My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that's gone, and I feel stripped bare.
"My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments."
 Zelda added: “While I'll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there's minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions.
"It doesn't help the pain, but at least it's a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

Zak, Zelda, Marsha and Robin Williams at the Man of the Year premiere in 2006

"To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favourite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you've had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…
"Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I've ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colourful and less full of laughter in his absence. We'll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again."
Zak, Zelda, Marcia and Robin at the premiere for Bicentennial Man in 1999
Zak, Zelda, Marcia and Robin at the premiere for Bicentennial Man in 1999

Zak added: "Yesterday, I lost my father and a best friend and the world got a little greyer. I will carry his heart with me every day. I would ask those that loved him to remember him by being as gentle, kind, and generous as he would be. Seek to bring joy to the world as he sought."
Cody said: "There are no words strong enough to describe the love and respect I have for my father. The world will never be the same without him. I will miss him and take him with me everywhere I go for the rest of my life, and will look forward, forever, to the moment when I get to see him again."
Marsha Garces Williams, who was Robin’s second wife also paid her respects, saying: "My heart is split wide open and scattered over the planet with all of you. Please remember the gentle, loving, generous - and yes, brilliant and funny - man that was Robin Williams. My arms are wrapped around our children as we attempt to grapple with celebrating the man we love, while dealing with this immeasurable loss."
Robin was found dead in his home in the early hours of Monday morning

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