Six weeks after the death of legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams, the world is still grieving — especially the late star’s 25-year-old daughter, Zelda Williams.
The actress returned to Twitter on Tuesday and gave her thanks to supportive fans, who’ve sent heartfelt messages following her father’s suicide. “I just want to say thank you for all the stories and letters I’ve been receiving, especially from those who’ve also lost loved ones,” she wrote. “I don’t come online often, but reading of others who have dealt with this loss & gone on to live happy, full lives is helpful. Truly.”
In remembrance of the Mrs. Doubtfire star, Zelda also retweeted a picture of her dad on the set of Sesame Street. “Bearded sing off,” she tweeted, with a smiley face, alongside the photo.
After Robin’s death, Zelda decided to take a break from social media due to abuse she was receiving from Internet trolls. Tuesday’s tweet is her first personal message since the hiatus, although she did share an inspirational Harvey Fierstein quote with her followers in early September. “Never be bullied into silence,” the post read. “Never allow your self to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself.”
Robin, who suffered from depression, died of asphyxiation by hanging on Aug. 11.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: SOPHIE DWECK