It's hard to get used to seeing "Robin Williams" in past tense. The legendary actor/comedian died yesterday (Monday, August 11) at age 63. His final tweet is a captured memory — a now heartbreaking throwback photo of his daughter Zelda, one of his three children, in honor of her 25th birthday.
As he wrote on July 31, when sharing the black and white Instagram photo shown, "#tbt and Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you."
That little girl shared her own tweet last night, posting a beautiful, heartbreaking quote and a personal message of hope in honor of her late father:
How poignant — and so fitting, don't you think? The entire world is in mourning, but we can only imagine how Robin's family is feeling. His wife Susan wrote that she was "utterly heartbroken" at the loss of her husband and best friend. Celebrities who knew and worked with Robin, and those who just loved him as fans, tweeted their memories and condolences.
Robin's death is still being investigated, but suicide is suspected. An official statement, released Monday, said Robin had "been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss."
Yes. We love him. We miss him. But we should all try to keep looking up.