Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Takes Social Media Break to Remember Him 'Privately' Two Years After His Death
"It's so people can memorialize Dad on the anniversary of his death however they wish without me having to feel bombarded by it," Zelda Williams explained of her decision to temporarily leave social media
In a tweet posted Sunday, Williams announced her plans, writing, “It’s that time of year again.”
“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,” she explained of the decision to step away from social media. “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.”
The 27-year-old continued, explaining that her “main point” was that fans “should continue to remember Dad however you want!”
“I’ll just be doing so privately,” she said.
Williams also encouraged fans to donate to the Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injuries, and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which helps the physically disabled be active in sports.
Williams has been candid about losing her father to suicide on Aug. 11, 2014, writing on Instagram on what would have been his 65th birthday in July, “Still not really sure what to do on days like these.”
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The actor’s widow, Susan Williams, previously told PEOPLE the Oscar winner was struggling with Lewy Body Dementia, a neurodegenerative disease that causes fluctuations in mental status, hallucinations and impairment of motor function.