Robin Williams Would Have Been 72 on Friday — See What His Kids Posted in Tribute

DEAD POETS SOCIETY, Robin Williams, 1989
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On Friday, July 21st, Robin Williams would have turned 72 years old. The beloved actor, best known for roles in films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, and Good Will Hunting, passed away in 2014. After his death, it was reported that he was suffering from Lewy body dementia, which greatly affects the brain. Fans around the world mourned the loss of such a hilarious and talented man, and no one suffered the loss more than his wife and kids.

On his birthday, some of Williams’ children paid tribute to their dad on social media. His oldest son, Zak Williams, shared a photo of Williams looking a bit “mischievous” while wearing headphones and a slight grin. He captioned the photo, “Happy 72nd Dad! Was remembering 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!”


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Meanwhile, his daughter, Zelda Williams, shared a photo of Williams joining the New York picket line during the 2007 strike and wrote about how she believed her dad would be there for the current writers and actors strike. She wrote, “Happy birthday to Poppo, who definitely would’ve been out there fighting the good fight for art and artists today and always.”

Both children have been called to help mental health causes since the passing of their dad. Zak, along with his wife Olivia June, started the company PYM (Prepare Your Mind). They sell supplements meant to help mental health issues including anxiety and depression. He’s also been known to help support mental health causes including the organization Bring Change to Mind, which aims to destigmatize mental health diagnoses.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Zachary Pym Williams and Zelda Williams attend The Grand Opening Of SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Robin Williams Center at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Robin Williams Center on October 5, 2016 in New York City

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Zelda has followed in her father’s footsteps and is working on her own acting career. She also recently had her directorial debut with a film called Lisa Frankenstein. Her brother Cody Williams (Zak is her half-brother), stays mainly out of the spotlight but has been working as a production assistant for several shows.

Happy birthday, Robin! We miss you.

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