Zelda Rae Williams, Cody Alan Williams, Zachary Pym Williams: Robin Williams’ Three Children Now in Focus After Death (+Photos)

By Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
August 11, 2014 Updated: August 12, 2014

Who are actor Robin Williams’ kids? Williams, 63, died on Monday of an apparent suicide.

There is an on-going investigation into the cause of his death, but it is believed that it was death by suffocation due to 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.

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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).

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(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.

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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.

Williams and his daughter also starred along side each other in the movie House of D.

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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.

Williams was pronounced dead at his home in Northern California Monday, officials in Marin County said. The sheriff’s office noted that a preliminary investigation shows the cause of death was suicide due to asphyxia. Sources later told TMZ that Williams died from hanging himself.

“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 his wife, Susan Schneider, in a statement. “On behalf ofRobin’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.”


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Larry Ong
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.