Who are actor Robin Williams’ kids?
Williams, 63, passed away on Monday, August 11.
There is an on-going investigation into the cause of his death, but it is believed that it was death by suffocation in a suicide.
Williams leaves behind three children.
Zachary “Zak” Pym, born on April 11, 1983, is Williams’ first and only child from his marriage to Valerie Velardi.
Robin Williams with his son Zack and wife Marsha arrive at the premiere of ‘Death To Smoochy’ at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Not much information is known about Zak Williams, 31. His mother, Velardi, and Williams divorced in 1988.
Williams married Marsha Garces in 1989, and had two children, Zelda Rae Williams, 25 (born July 31, 1989) and Cody Alan Williams, 19 (born November 25, 1991).
(L-R) Zelda Williams, Marsha Williams and Cody Alan Williams attend the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s A Magical Evening 20th Anniversary Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis on November 17, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation)
The most well-known of his children is Zelda Williams, a film and television actress.
Actor Robin Williams (R) and daughter Zelda arrive at the 33rd Annual People’s Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 9, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Williams named his daughter after the popular video game, The Legend of Zelda, a game he really enjoys.
“Hours on hours would go by and we’d become completely immersed in the epic adventure,” said Williams.
“My favorite part was solving the puzzles.
“I loved exploring every room to find secret passages and hidden objects.
“I vividly remember the sound the doors would make when they opened.”
Zelda and Williams would feature in a television commercial for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D together in 2011.
Father and daughter also starred along side each other in the movie House of D.
Actor Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda Williams arrive at the screening of ‘House Of D’ during the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival May 7, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)
In a Twitter post, Zelda said that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is a favorite game of all time.
Zelda also enjoys playing Super Smash Bros., and showed up for a match during the 2014 E3 Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament.
See an AP report on Robin Williams below.
Robin Williams, Manic Comedy Star, Dead at 63
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.
Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, according to the sheriff’s office in Marin County, north of San Francisco. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation shows the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken,” said Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider. “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,”
Williams had been battling severe depression recently, said Mara Buxbaum, his press representative.
From his breakthrough in the late 1970s as the alien in the hit TV show “Mork and Mindy,” through his standup act and such films as “Good Morning, Vietnam,” the short, barrel-chested Williams ranted and shouted as if just sprung from solitary confinement. Loud, fast, manic, he parodied everyone from John Wayne to Keith Richards, impersonating a Russian immigrant as easily as a pack of Nazi attack dogs.
He was a riot in drag in “Mrs. Doubtfire,” or as a cartoon genie in “Aladdin.” He won his Academy Award in a rare, but equally intense dramatic role, as a teacher in the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting.”
He was no less on fire in interviews. During a 1989 chat with The Associated Press, he could barely stay seated in his hotel room, or even mention the film he was supposed to promote, as he free-associated about comedy and the cosmos.
“There’s an Ice Age coming,” he said. “But the good news is there’ll be daiquiris for everyone and the Ice Capades will be everywhere. The lobster will keep for at least 100 years, that’s the good news. The Swanson dinners will last a whole millennium. The bad news is the house will basically be in Arkansas.”