Robin Williams' Final Instagram Post Was Tribute to His Daughter Zelda: "Always My Baby Girl"
Robin Williams, who died at age 63 on Monday, Aug. 11, from an apparent suicide, made one final update to Instagram several weeks before his death. The late comedian's latest post on social media celebrated the 25th birthday of his daughter Zelda, and included a throwback pic of the father of three with his baby girl.
"#tbt and Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams!" Williams captioned the black and white image. "Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!"
Zelda, whom Williams shares with his second wife Marsha Garces, celebrated her 25th birthday on July 31. On the day before her birthday, Zelda — like her father — shared a throwback pic of herself. "25 tomorrow…" the actress wrote. "Other than the blond, not much has changed. Thanks for the 9 month womb residency mama! All my love." (Williams and Garces were married from 1989 to 2008. Williams and his first wife Valerie Velardi were married for 10 years until they split in 1988.)
Williams and his third wife Susan Schneider married in October 2011. A devastated Schneider released a statement to Us Weekly on behalf of the Williams family late Monday, addressing his sudden and shocking death.
"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings," the graphic designer said. "I am utterly heartbroken. 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."
The Oscar winner is also dad to son Zachary, whom he shares with first wife Valerie, and Cody, his son with Garces.