Robin Williams' daughter: It's still raw

By admin
01 March 2015

Zelda Williams admits it's going to take a lot of work to make her world happy again.

The 25-year-old is still adjusting to life without her dad Robin, who took his own life in August last year at the age of 63.

While the loss is still raw Zelda is able to take comfort in other people's reactions to her father's work, which include an Oscar-winning turn in Good Will Hunting and countless films that are lauded as shaping people's childhoods.

'it's going to take a lot of work to allow myself to have the sort of fun, happy life I had'

"I think a lot of people feel his absence. For me especially, it's going to take a lot of work to allow myself to have the sort of fun, happy life I had," Zelda told American TV show Today.

"There was an enormous outpouring of love from every corner of the world. He was an incredibly kind and incredibly caring man. And he was also very private and very calm and very subdued. So the side of him that people know and love and attach to their childhood is the characters he had so much fun being. And that's what's important and that's not going anywhere."

Robin had fought a public battle with addiction, and became reliant on cocaine and alcohol in the 80s. While he was sober for 20 years, he relapsed in 2006. He checked into rehab just over a month before his death, but his rep stated it wasn't because he had fallen off the wagon.

It emerged after his death that Robin was also suffering with severe depression.

"I don't think there's a point [asking why this happened]. It's not important to ask because it's [done]," Zelda said.

"Diseases are... until we find out exactly how they work, we don't have an explanation. So there's not one I can offer. There's no point in questioning it. There's no point in blaming anyone for it. There's no point in blaming yourself or the world or whatever the case may be because it happened. You have to continue to move. You have to continue to live and manage."

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