Robin Williams' Children Pay Tribute to Dad on 8th Anniversary of His Death

Zak and Zelda Williams shared touching tributes to their father Robin Williams on the eighth anniversary of the actor's death this week.

The beloved actor died in 2014 at the age of 63 and his son and daughter celebrated the life of their "joyful" father.

"Dad, on the eighth anniversary of your passing, I'm remembering how incredibly kind and joyful you were," Zak Williams, 39, wrote on Twitter. "I deeply miss you, you wonderful, hairy man and will be celebrating your life today. Love you so so much!"

Meanwhile, the Dead Poets Society actor's daughter Zelda Williams paid tribute to her late dad with a touching quote from Japanese writer Haruki Murakami.

"'And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in.' - Haruki Murakami," Williams, 33, tweeted.

The comedian died by suicide in 2014 and it was later discovered that he had Lewy Body Dementia.

Zelda Williams went on to share suicide resources, adding: "A thread of suicide prevention resources I have mostly posted before. Please add any others you know of that may be helpful to others below too, so they can find them. I don't ask for much, but if I may, be gentle to your hearts today. I know I'm trying."

Just last month, Zak Williams posted a tribute to his late father on what would have been his 71st birthday.

"Happy 71st Birthday Dad! I'll be remembering you today as you would want to be remembered, in spandex," he teased in the caption. "Miss you and love you always!"

A mental health advocate, Zak Williams revealed to People in 2020 that he was left "traumatized" after his father's death.

"I was deeply unhappy and feeling extremely isolated and broken," he told the publication.

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The late Robin Williams and his children, Zak and Zelda. The 'Mrs. Doubtfire' actor died eight years ago. Getty Images

Zak Williams' depression led him to self-medicate with alcohol, but he realized it was getting out of control.

"Ultimately, I found that if I continued living that way, it wasn't a life that was worth living," he said. "Something had to give."

Today, Zak Williams is the co-founder and CEO of PYM (Prepare Your Mind), a mental health support brand. Their product, Mood Chews, is a dietary supplement for the treatment of stress and anxiety.

If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours every day.