Robin Williams' family: We're doing OK


Robin Williams' family are coping with his death by "focusing on others". The 63-year-old passed away on August 11 and was survived by his wife Susan Schneider and children Zak, Zelda, and Cody from previous relationships. The comedian's death was a suicide and he had apparently been struggling with depression. His loved ones are still coming to terms with life without him, with Zak explaining how they are getting through.

'We're doing OK. We're working hard to build our strength and acclimating to the new normal'

"We're doing OK. We're working hard to build our strength and acclimating to the new normal," he told ET. "A large part of what we're going through this grieving process is giving and spending time focusing on others."

It's helped the family to know how much Robin meant to people around the world. His death caused a massive outpouring of grief, with many of his films, such as Mrs. Doubtfire, trending on Twitter for days afterwards.

Zak was incredibly moved by that and loved hearing from his father's fans.

"The outpouring was remarkable. People shared their supportive words, art, and all sorts of amazing tributes to my father," he said.

He was speaking at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation fundraising gala, which was held in New York City yesterday to raise money for research into spinal injuries. Christopher became a quadriplegic in 1995 after he was thrown from a horse and up until his death in 2004 he lobbied for more research into spinal cord injuries.

The Superman star and Robin were good friends who met in the 70s when they were roommates at the Juilliard acting school.

"For Robin, our dad was 'Brother Reeve'. Robin was a light in our family for as long as we can remember. He and dad made each other laugh, and they stood by each other to the end, our hearts ache for his family," Christopher's family said in a statement following Robin's death.

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