The actor might be gone but he will never be forgotten as he continues to live through his iconic performances and the heartfelt tributes shared by his children.
Robin Williams left a void in Hollywood when he passed away at the age of 63 on August 11, 2014, but his contribution to cinema and the lives of his loved ones can never be forgotten. Now, Williams' son Zachary Pym Williams, also known as Zak, is fondly recalling the late actor through a heart-touching Instagram post for his ninth death anniversary. The 40-year-old Zak's poignant tribute to his father might have brought tears to the eyes of his devoted fans.
"Dad, on the 9th anniversary of your passing, I'm remembering you for your most excellent fashion choices," Zak wrote in the caption of his post, which shows Williams on a tennis court while holding up a tennis racket, dressed in baggy cargo pants ad printed t-shirt. "These days are always hard and I love remembering you for being so very, very you. Love you so much!" Williams shocked his fans and media when he died by suicide back in 2014. According to PEOPLE, the late actor's representatives shared that "he was battling severe depression of late."
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After his death, they discovered the actor was also suffering from Lewy body dementia, which is considered the second-most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's disease. If the actor was still around, his children would have celebrated his 72nd birthday, but they did not miss out on wishing the "Dead Poet's Society" actor on their social media profiles last month.
"Happy 72nd Dad! Was remembering how much I used to love that look you'd give. That look with a mischievous, loving grin that your friends and loved ones knew so well. Joyous and curious and wondrous," Zak captioned the Instagram post featuring a photo that showed a still from his father's 1987 film "Good Morning, Vietnam." Zak further added that he misses him and will love him forever.
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Happy birthday to Poppo, who definitely would’ve been out there fighting the good fight for art and artists today and always. pic.twitter.com/CNiirB3Qb9— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) July 21, 2023
Back in July, Williams' daughter Zelda also shared a tweet about how she believed that her father would have joined in with the protestors and supported the current writers and actor's strike as she tweeted a throwback image of the "Jumanji" actor in the New York picket line in 2007 strike, reports by PEOPLE. "Happy birthday to Poppo, who definitely would've been out there fighting the good fight for art and artists today and always," Zelda tweeted.
In an excerpt from Dave Itzkoff's biography of the actor, "Robin," published in Vanity Fair, Williams' final months were described as challenging on both personal and professional fronts. Along with a stalled film career, Williams was reportedly still harboring guilt about his divorce from his second wife, Marsha Grace, and adjusting to a new life with his third wife, Susan Schneider, whom he married in 2011. His final film was a voice acting credit on the Simon Pegg starter comedy "Absolutely Anything," which was released in 2015. It's safe to say that the film industry lost one of its shining stars forever, who always put a smile on the audience's face with his performances.