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Robin Williams’ kids post emotional tributes on death anniversary: ‘I deeply miss you’

Robin Williams’ children celebrated their late dad on the eighth anniversary of his death on Thursday.

Zak Williams, 39, remembered the Oscar winner with a cheeky tribute alongside a throwback snap of the bushy-haired actor.

He penned: “I’m remembering how incredibly kind and joyful you were. I deeply miss you, you wonderful, hairy man and will be celebrating your life today. Love you so so much!”

The “Good Will Hunting” star’s daughter Zelda, 33, shared a few lines from Japanese writer Haruki Murakami.

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive,” her tweet said. “You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.”

In a follow-up message, Zelda posted several suicide prevention resources. “I don’t ask for much, but if I may, be gentle to your hearts today. I know I’m trying,” she added.

The comedian died on Aug. 11, 2014, after committing suicide at the age of 63. He was found to be suffering from Lewy body dementia, the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s.

Williams was also a father to son Cody Alan, 30, with ex-wife Marsha Garces.

Zak posted a photo for his dad’s birthday this past July, sharing a snap of Williams wearing a biking outfit. “Happy 71st Birthday Dad! I’ll be remembering you today as you would want to be remembered, in spandex. Miss you and love you always,” he wrote on Instagram at the time.

Zak opened up about the “Night at the Museum” star’s illness last year in a chat with Max Lugavere on his podcast “The Genius Life.”

“What I saw was frustration,” he told the radio show host. “There was a focus issue that frustrated him, there were issues associated with how he felt and also from a neurological perspective he didn’t feel great,” and added: “He was very uncomfortable.”

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The Oscar-winning actor committed suicide in 2014.
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