Robin Williams would have been 67 on Saturday, so ahead of his upcoming birthday, his daughter Zelda took to social media to reflect and announce she’ll be taking some time off for herself.
“It’s that time of year again. Everyone who has dealt with loss knows the pain of certain anniversaries, moments full of memory that come round like clockwork and usurp all others, no matter how hard you may try to prepare for or avoid them,” she wrote. “These weeks are the hardest for me, and thus, you’ll see me a lot less, if at all.”
Williams took his own life in 2014 at the age of 63.
“For all the internet’s good intentions in expressing to me their fondness for dad, it’s very overwhelming to have strangers need me to know how much they cared for him right now. It’s harder still to be expected to reach back. So while I’ve got the strength, consider this my one open armed response, before I go take my yearly me time to celebrate his and my birthdays in peace,” she added.
Williams, 28, is a force on social media, posting thoughtful commentary about life, loss, depression and other topics that have touched her and others around her. She then added that she wanted to thank everyone out there for loving her Oscar-winning father and “supporting him and his life’s work.”
“Thank you for missing him. I do too,” she added.
After listing some organizations people can donate supplies or their time to in his honor, she continued, “Mostly, try to spread some laughter and kindness around. And creatively swear a lot. Every time you do, somewhere out there in our vast weird universe, he’s giggling with you… or giving a particularly fat bumblebee its wings.”
She closed with a comment directed at her iconic father, “Miss you every day, but especially these ones.”
Williams often posts about her father, one earlier this year with the actor and her as a baby.