Robin Williams’ Kids Zak and Zelda Attend Mental Health Event to Present Honor in Dad’s Memory

Robin Williams’ children keep his memory alive.

Thursday night, Academy Award-winning actor Zach Williams, 38, and his daughter Zelda Williams, 32, attended Bring Change to Mind’s ninth annual “Revels and Revelations” event at the City Winery in New York City. The event, hosted by Robin Roberts, was to support adolescent mental health efforts. Sheet Creek Stars Dan Levy and Eugene Levy have been awarded the Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award.

Also in attendance was Zack’s wife Olivia John – with whom he shares 6-month-old daughter Zola John and 2-and-a-half-year-old son MacLaurine “Mickey Clement”.

The event was organized by Glenn Close and the Board of Directors of Bringing Change to Mind. The national organization, which the actress co-founded in 2010, is dedicated to ending the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.

Close, 74, had previously thought about working with Robin on her first movie, 1982 The world according to Garb, Says diverse, “Robin was so amazing. He worked hard and had that great talent for making people laugh when they needed to.”

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Zach Williams and Zelda Williams

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Robin died in August 2014 at the age of 63 after suffering from Lewy body dementia.

Zack, a mental health advocate, told PEOPLE in October 2020 about his struggles with depression and how he found help. “I am so happy to have a family and to live the life I always wanted to live,” he said at the time. “I’ve learned that I’m not broken. Despite going through traumatic events, I can recover. I’m now on the road to recovery and being the person I’ve always wanted to be.”

Zach Williams and Zelda Williams

Zach Williams and Zelda Williams

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In August, Zach shared a sincere tribute to his father on Twitter, writing that his legacy is filled with “joy and inspiration” for all his fans and loved ones.

“Dad, seven years ago today I passed away,” he wrote alongside his father’s picture. “The joy and inspiration you brought into the world continues in your legacy and in your family, friends and fans whom you loved so much. I lived to bring laughter and help others. I will celebrate your memory today. I love you forever.”

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