Zelda Williams, the only daughter of late actor Robin Williams, publicly mourned her father's death via social media Monday night, hours after his body was found. The 25-year-old actress used a quote from “The Little Prince” author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry to express her grief, ending her post with a personal message to the comedic actor.
“You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them. ... In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night… You - only you - will have stars that can laugh,” Williams' daughter shared on Instagram and Twitter.
“I love you. I miss you,” Williams concluded her message. “I’ll try to keep looking up. Z.”
Zelda is the daughter of Williams' second wife, 58-year-old movie producer Marsha Garces. She most recently starred in MTV’s series “Teen Wolf.” She is best known or her role alongside her father in the 2004 dramedy “House of D.”
Williams, famous for his roles in many films including “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Good Will Hunting,” was found dead in his Northern California home at the age of 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said his death, a suspected suicide, was caused by “asphyxia.”
Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, spoke out about the actor’s passing Monday, asking fans of the Oscar-winner to respect her family’s privacy.
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken, ” Schneider said in a statement. “On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
Williams' two sons, Cody Alan Williams with Garces, and Zachary Pym Williams with his first wife, Valerie Velardi, have yet to comment on his passing.