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Robin Williams' daughter Zelda taking social media break

Published 08/08/2016

Zelda Williams
Zelda Williams

Zelda Williams is taking a hiatus from social media ahead of the anniversary of her father Robin's death, telling fans: "Hearts just need little breaks sometimes".

Zelda Williams is taking a social media break ahead of the anniversary of father Robin's death.

The 27-year-old actress is a frequent user of sites such as Twitter and Instagram, but as 11 August (16) fast approaches, Zelda told her followers she will be taking a hiatus to remember her late father - two years on from his tragic death by suicide.

"So, it's that time of year again. I will be taking another break off social media," Zelda wrote. "For those who always ask why, it's so people can memorialise Dad on the anniversary of his death however they wish without me having to feel bombarded by it, or pressured by the expectation put on myself or my family to publicly acknowledge or join in doing so."

Zelda continued to admit she often struggles to cope in the wake of so much love for Robin, who took his own life in August, 2014.

"I will always be so grateful for all the love the world had and continues to have for dad, but for obvious reasons, it's sometimes harder to be the sort of surviving public vessel for receiving those sentiments, and one often expected to somehow flawlessly express them back," she added in the post on her Twitter and Instagram pages. "Thus, I’ll be excusing myself for a bit. Hearts just need little breaks sometimes!"

Zelda concluded her emotional post by encouraging fans to remember the actor by donating to charity if they so wish. She added she will be celebrating his life privately and thanked her followers for their continued support.

"Obviously the world will keep on spinning. This is hardly an important issue, my main point being you should continue to remember Dad however you want! I'll just be doing so privately. And if you'd like to celebrate his life by celebrating causes he loved, you need only google, and you’ll find wonderful charities like the @ReeveFoundation, @CAFoundation and many more.

"Tata for now!"

Zelda has previously taken breaks from social media on two occasions - shortly after Robin's death when she was targeted by trolls, and again around what would have been the actor's 64th birthday.

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