Thursday 18 December 2014

'I love you, I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up'

Heartbreaking tribute from Robin Williams' daughter to her tragic father

Published 12/08/2014 | 09:20

“I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.”

These are the heartbreaking words of Robin Williams’ only daughter Zelda Rae Williams as she paid tribute to her late father just hours after his death.

The 25-year-old actress, who has worked on screen with her father, shared a quote from Antonie De Saint-Exuprery’s book ‘The Little Prince’ and captioned it with a short note to her father.

"You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them... In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing,” the quote reads.

"And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night... You - only you - will have the stars that can laugh."

She added underneath: "I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up. Z."

Actor Robin Williams (R), star of the film
Actor Robin Williams (R), star of the film "World's Greatest Dad", escorts Susan Schneider at the film's premiere in Los Angeles, California
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Williams was found dead on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, Marin County Sheriff's Office said. He was 63. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files
Actor and comedian Robin Williams (L) shares a laugh with actor Billy Crystal on the stage of New York's Radio City Music Hall during HBO's "Comic Relief 8" show
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead on August 11, 2014 from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, Marin County Sheriff's Office said. He was 63. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files
Actor Robin Williams (R) jokes with US Postal rider Lance Armstrong before the start of the 15th stage of the Tour de France between Valreas and Villard-de-Lans, in 2004. Reuters
Comedians Robin Williams (R), Billy Crystal (L) and Whoopi Goldberg share a hug on the stage of New York's Radio City Music Hall at the end of HBO's "Comic Relief 8" show, in 1998. Reuters
Actor Robin Williams arrives for the European premiere of 'Happy Feet' at the Empire cinema in London in November 2006. Reuters
Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams jokes with reporters as he arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of the film "One Hour Photo" in Beverly Hills, California, August 22, 2002. Reuters
Actor Robin Williams, star of the new film "One Hour Photo", arrives for the film's premiere at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Reuters
Robin Williams and daughter Zelda Williams at the premiere of their film "House of D" in New York, April 10, 2005. Reuters
Artist Susan Schneider and actor Robin Williams arrive for the Comedy Awards 2012 in New York
Comedian Robin Williams, wearing a camouflage jacket, entertains a cheering crowd of U.S. Army troops at Baghdad airport
Actor and comedian Robin Williams arrives at the premiere of the film "World's Greatest Dad" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
Actor and comedian Robin Williams prepares to present the award for best animated feature at the 77th Academy Awards in Hollywood
Actor-comedian Robin Williams was found dead on August 11, 2014 at his home in Northern California from an apparent suicide, Marin County Sheriff's Office said. He was 63. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files
Actor Robin Williams (L) poses with his then wife Marsha as they arrive for the premiere of his film " What Dreams May Come" in Beverly Hills
Actor-comedian Robin Williams was found dead on August 11, 2014 at his home in Northern California from an apparent suicide, Marin County Sheriff's Office said. He was 63. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas/Files
File photo dated 1/7/2010 of actor Robin Williams who has been found dead at his home in California, Marin County Sheriff's Office said.
Actor-comedian Robin Williams was found dead on August 11, 2014 at his home in Northern California from an apparent suicide, Marin County Sheriff's Office said. He was 63. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files
Actor/comedian Robin Williams poses backstage with the Cecil B. DeMille award he received at the 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California
Robin Williams in Mrs Doubtfire
Robin Williams holds his Oscar after winning Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in "Good Will Hunting" at the 70th Annual Academy Awards
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead on August 11, 2014 from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, Marin County Sheriff's Office said. He was 63. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files
Robin Williams starred in the original Mrs Doubtfire movie
Robin Williams, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in "Good Will Hunting", arrives with his wife Marsha at the 70th Annual Academy Awards
Actor-comedian Robin Williams was found dead on August 11, 2014 at his home in Northern California from an apparent suicide, Marin County Sheriff's Office said. He was 63. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files
Williams was found dead on August 11, 2014 at his home in Northern California from an apparent suicide, Marin County Sheriff's Office said. He was 63. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files
Actor-comedian Robin Williams was found dead on August 11, 2014 at his home in Northern California from an apparent suicide, Marin County Sheriff's Office said. He was 63. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files

The young actress posted the tribute online where it has been ‘retweeted’ by thousands of her followers.

Meanwhile, Robin Williams, who died yesterday at the age of 63, made his last public announcement online as he pledged his love to Zelda Rae.

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Posted on August 1, his daughter’s 25th birthday, the black and white photo shows toddler Zelda Rae resting on her proud dad William’s chest.

The photo is captioned: “Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!”

Williams’s Instagram account, which has over 250,000 followers, includes shots of the actor on set, with his family, and a number of #tbt (throwback Thursday) pictures of Williams from his ‘Mork and Mindy’ days.

Many of Williams’s posts are being used by fans to pay their respects to the much-loved star.

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The veteran actor who shot to big-time success in the 70s sitcom 'Mork & Mindy', had been battling alcoholism and depression in recent months and had checked himself into rehab just a few weeks ago.

His wife, graphic designer Susan Schneider, said: "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken."

"On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

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In a poignant last tweet to his daughter, Zelda Rae on her birthday on July 31, Williams wrote: "Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!"

Williams's publicist Mara Buxbaum told 'The Hollywood Reporter': "Robin Williams passed away this morning".

Meanwhile, tributes have poured in from celebrities worldwide:

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