Robin Williams' Daughter Honors Him With Beautiful Tattoo
byKaitlin StanfordOct 24, 2014
Though it's still so hard to believe, it's been over two months since actor/comedian/amazing person Robin Williams passed away. It's also been two months since his grieving daughter Zelda Williams announced a break from social media so she could take time to heal.
But this week, the actress returned to Instagram once more to share a photo of her latest tattoo: a hummingbird on her hand. Below the winged bird sits the numbers 7-21-51—her dad's birthdate.
In her Instagram caption, the 25-year-old actress wrote sweetly: "For poppo. Thank you to the incomparable @dr_woo_ssc for so beautifully bringing my reminders to life. I'll always put my hand out to shake with a smile."
Though she's mostly remained out of the spotlight and off social media, Zelda has issued a few other moving tributes to her dad over the last few months. The first came just one day after Williams' passing, when she posted this touching Instagram photo, quoting Antoine De Saint-Exupery.
Two days after Williams' tragic August death, the actress also issued a public statement about her dad along with her brothers Zak and Cody.
"My family has always been private about our time spent together," she wrote at the time. "It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that's gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I'll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there's minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions." (You can read their full statement here.)
But as her latest post reveals, this doesn't necessarily mean she's back to social media for good. The grieving actress wrote candidly about her uncertainty with returning to social media, as well as the pain of seeing fake accounts circulate, claiming to be from one of her family members.
"As for this Instagram, I don't know in what capacity I'll continue using it in the future, but I'm leaving it up regardless so that fake accounts hoping to use my name or misuse my family's photos will get no traction. To be clear, this is MY ONLY account. Publicly, I have Twitter, and this. If other people post quotes and photos claiming to be me or my family, please, do not send them personal information or click links, even for charity. They could be utilizing sympathy to scam you. For the record, no one has ever or will ever speak for me but me. Thank you."