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Zelda Williams: ‘No point’ asking why dad Robin killed self – New York Daily News

Zelda Williams spoke Thursday on 'Today,' saying she hasn't burdened herself with questions about why her father killed himself.NBC Zelda Williams spoke Thursday on ‘Today,’ saying she hasn’t burdened herself with questions about why her father killed himself.


For Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda, the motive behind her father’s tragic suicide is a mystery she says she’ll never try to solve.


“I don’t think there’s a point,” Williams
said in an interview with “Today” on Thursday. “It’s not important to ask, because it’s done.”


Speaking publicly for the first time since her legendary pop killed himself in August, 25-year-old Zelda revealed that she was still mourning his loss but has resisted the urge to burden herself with questions about his fate.


“A lot of people who have been through it and lost someone [but have gone on to lead full lives] found that … there’s no point questioning it, and there’s no point blaming anyone else for it, and there’s no point blaming yourself, or the world,” Williams told Kate Snow.


“Because it happened, so you have to continue to move, and you have to continue to live, and manage,” she said.


And though she felt embraced by her father’s fans in the aftermath of his death, Williams revealed that the man she knew at home was different from the manic comic presence he cultivated on screen.


“It’s not to say people didn’t know dad. They knew a dad that he was proud of them knowing, because he was an incredibly kind and incredibly caring man,” Williams said.



“He was also very private and very calm and very subdued. And so the side that people know and love and is attached to their childhood is the characters he had so much fun being … that’s not going anywhere,” she said.


“Of course, it’s lovely when people say my condolences. But for the most part it’s nice to have our private life be our private life,” she said.

Robin Williams and Zelda Williams are pictured in November 2011.AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Robin Williams and Zelda Williams are pictured in November 2011.
In October, Zelda Williams revealed a tattoo of a hummingbird she got to honor her dad. zeldawilliams via Instragram
In October, Zelda Williams revealed a tattoo of a hummingbird she got to honor her dad. 
  • Actor Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda pose on arrival for the world premiere of the movie 'Happy Feet Two' in Hollywood on November 13, 2011 in southern California. Happy Feet Two will presented in RealD 3D and IMAX 3D, and also in 2D, on November 18, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Zelda Williams pays tribute to late father Robin by getting a new tattoo of a hummingbird above his birth date

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Williams’ comments on her late dad come amid a dispute over his trust initiated by his widow, Susan Schneider Williams.


In her claim, William’s third wife argued that the “Mrs. Doubtfire” star wanted Zelda and her brothers, Zack, 31, and Cody, 23, to share in the contents of the family’s estate in Napa, Calif., but not in certain personal effects, including his clothing, jewelry, memorabilia and awards.


In court filings, lawyers for the kids’ estate said Susan’s claim left them “heartbroken.”


Zelda didn’t comment on the dispute.


On Friday, she’s set to commemorate her dad by presenting an award in his honor to the Challenged Athlete Foundation, a charity he worked with that provides prosthetics to disabled athletes.


“I think a lot of people feel his absence,” Williams said. “For me, especially, it is going to take a lot of work to allow myself to have the sort of fun happy life that I had.”


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