'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."
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.
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.
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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: