Inside Robin Williams's family life: Here's a look at what his children are up to
This July 21 would have been the late actor's 69th birthday, here's all you need to know about his three children
Robin Williams fans were devastated in 2014 when the beloved actor and comedian died. The actor's absence is still felt by most of his fans. With iconic films like ‘Mrs Doubtfire’, ‘Jumanji’ and ‘Dead Poet’s Society’ to his name, the actor was loved by all irrespective of age. His fans celebrated the late actors birthday on July 21. “Today Would've Been Robin Williams 69th Birthday! We Love You And Miss You!!,” tweeted a fan. Another said, “Robin Williams was such an actor and one of the best we have ever had. He was so unique in his abilities. I remember hearing the news of his passing and feeling upset over it, It was the first celebrity death that affected me.”
Even daughter Zelda Williams, reminded her father's fans of his humorous side as she chose to remember him by doing charity. "Today would’ve been Dad’s 69th birthday, so to honor him (& that glorious number), I will be donating $69.69 to as many local homeless shelters as I can," Zelda, 30, wrote on Twitter. "Join me if you like, but regardless, know I am wishing you all at least one hearty, immature belly laugh on Dad today."
Williams’ fandom was such, even former US President Barack Obama issued a statement saying, “He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin's family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.”
And, indeed it was his loved ones who were the most affected by his death. It’s been six years since Williams's death. Robin was survived by his three children: Zachary, Zelda, and Cody as well as third wife Susan Schneider Williams and her two teenage kids from a previous marriage. Here’s looking at what his children are upto.
Zachary Prynn Williams
Valerie Velardi, Williams’s first wife, gave birth to their first son Zachary “Zak” Prynne Williams in 1983. The couple parted ways after 10 years. Zak is 36 and a mental-health advocate as well as a tech start up founder. He did try his hand in acting like his father and starred in ‘The Graduates’ in 2008. Recently, Zak welcomed his child, a son named McLaurin Clement Williams, with fiancée Olivia June, on May 22, according to US weekly.
Williams’ only daughter was born from his second wife Marsha Garces. Her father had named her after Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda video game series. She is a writer, actor and voice actor. The 30-year-old has starred in the series ‘Dead of Summer’and is listed as a voice actor for the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' cartoons. Opening up about her father’s death to US Weekly, Zelda said she felt as though she wasn’t allowed to lead a normal existence. She said, “I was kind of left to my own devices and a lot of stuff came out of that, because I ended up writing 12 scripts. But then, I was also like, ‘Is there something wrong with me?’ and also, I didn’t see a lot of daylight for a while. But now I’m doing a lot more of that!”
The youngest Williams kid. Cody is 28 and was born to Garces. Like his father he is also associated with movies, but his work isn’t in front of the camera. He is typically said to be assistant directing and second unit work, having worked on some big films like ‘Ant-Man’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. Cody was married Maria Flores last year on what would have been his father’s 68th birthday.