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Robin Williams’ Daughter Posts Heartbreaking Letter And Says Goodbye To The Internet

While the world publicly mourns Robin Williams’ death by sharing their favorite Williams movies, life lessons and quotes, Williams’ family requests their private time — including Williams’ 25-year-old daughter, Zelda.

On her blog, Contrariwise, Zelda posts a long, grieving letter on behalf of her father. Zelda writes that her family has always been private about time spent together, and that she’s saying “goodbye for awhile” to the Internet.

What makes the entire letter more heart-wrenching is the fact that the last thing Williams posted to his personal Instagram account was a photo of Zelda for her 25th birthday.


Here’s the beautiful letter in its entirety.

My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that's gone, and I feel stripped bare.

My last day with him was his birthday, and I will forever be grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter.

He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions.

It doesn't help the pain, but at least its a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh.

As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too

Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence.

Well just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.


via Tumblr, Photo Courtesy: Instagram 

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Alexia LaFata

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Alexia LaFata is a Deputy Editor. She's a proud New Jersey native and Boston College graduate. When she's not writing, she's watching documentaries, practicing her Cher impression, or eating pasta. Stalk her at alexialafata.com.
Alexia LaFata is a Deputy Editor. She's a proud New Jersey native and Boston College graduate. When she's not writing, she's watching documentaries, practicing her Cher impression, or eating pasta. Stalk her at alexialafata.com.

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