Robin Williams Lovingly Remembered By Kids On 72nd Posthumous Birthday

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on July 25, 2023 at 12:33 AM EDT

Beloved late actor Robin Williams remains in the hearts of his family and friends as they sing his praises and reminisce on his unbreakable legacy.

The entertainer, whose reputation preceded him as one of the all-time great stand-up comedians, shook the world following his tragic death. The brilliant actor died on Aug. 11, 2014, at 63.

Since the tragic event, his children have celebrated his memory for the past eight years. And recently, they honored him on what should have been his special day.

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Robin Williams Is Remembered As A Legend On 72nd Posthumous Birthday.

The late actor's eldest son Zak, 40, and his daughter Zelda, 33, dedicated their time to giving their father a befitting tribute to honor the man that he was when he was alive.

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Zak, on his part, took to his Instagram to post a heartwarming photo of his father wearing a White-collared button-up shirt and headphones while smiling in his 1987 war comedy ''Good Morning Vietnam.''

Captioning the post, he sweetly penned, "Happy 72nd Dad! I remembered how much I used to love that look you'd give. That look with a mischievous, loving grin that your friends and loved ones knew so well. Joyous and curious and wondrous. Miss you and love you forever"!

Expressing their heartfelt wishes to Zak and his family, fans trooped to the comments section to write kind messages. One fan revealed, "He saved me so many times ? I will love Robin Williams forever  ❣️❣️❣️."

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Another fan expressed, "I live fairly close to the 'Mork and Mindy' house and sometimes intentionally drive past it because your dad was such a light in my childhood, even though I never met him personally. Thankful for all the goodness he added to the world for so many of us."

A third commenter wrote, "That grin had the whole world falling in love with him; happy Birthday to my favorite person I'll never meet. Hugs to you, Zak ?." The late actor appeared to have touched many lives in many ways, as another fan disclosed, "HBD to your Dad. Impossible to express the impact he had on me."

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On the other hand, the late star's daughter, Zelda, took to her Twitter page to express her utmost respect for the iconic entertainer. She shared a powerful image of Williams holding a plaque in a protest. Other protesters joined him in the New York picket line in the 2007 strike. 

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The inspirational late comedian was captured raising a sign that read ''SGA WGA ON STRIKE'' alongside fellow aggrieved workers. Zelda's captioned her admiration for her father, writing, "Happy birthday to Poppo, who definitely would've been out there fighting the good fight for art and artists today and always."

Commenting under her post, one fan lovingly wrote, "Love to you and your family on your dad's birthday. May he forever rest in peace - his memory lives on forever in the hearts and minds of people worldwide - not just for how amazing of a comedian and actor he was, but also for the man he was. Love and respect always ??."

A second fan declared, "Your father will be proud and smiling down on you ???." "He was the best. Been watching funny videos of him today…we all miss him. Hope you and your brother are doing ok.?," expressed a third admirer.

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Zak Opened Up On His Father's Final Years Leading Up To His Unfortunate Demise

While the world continues to exalt the life that the late actor lived, only close pals and family of the comedian got the chance to witness the trauma Williams went through during his last moments.

His eldest son Zak, whom he shared with his first wife Valerie Velardie, got candid with listeners on "The Genius Life" podcast while conversing with podcaster Max Lugavere. According to the 40-year-old actor, he and his family believed a misdiagnosis by the late comedian's medical team contributed to the death of Williams.

The comedian had been told a few years before his death that he had Parkinson's disease. However, an autopsy revealed that he likely did not have the condition.

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It was later observed that he may have sufferedtal disorder more similar to tia. Zak also believed that some of the medications given to Williams to treat what doctors thought was Parkinson's could have negatively impacted his health.

Zak further recalled his father being overly frustrated about his condition. He revealed that the comedian's mental capabilities were beginning to diminish, telling Lugavere, the host of the podcast, "Lightning quick recall – that was his signature [on stage]."

Regrettably, as the illness progressed, it became more difficult for Williams to make those quick cognitive reactions. Those spontaneous reactions were typical of him both on and off stage, so it frustrated him greatly. 

Due to the misdiagnosis, Williams didn't get the medications needed to help fight his illness, leading him deeper and deeper into chronic depression. 

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