Zelda Williams on Robin Williams Death: 'There's No Point' to Question His Suicide

In an interview on 'Today', Robin's daughter says of his suicide, 'Until we find out exactly how [diseases] work, we don't have an explanation.'

AceShowbiz - Zelda Williams sat down with NBC's correspondent Kate Snow on "Today" on Thursday, February 26 to talk about his father Robin Williams. During the interview, Kate brought up topic that people wanted to know why Robin committed suicide.

Zelda replied, "Diseases are - until we find out exactly how they work - we don't have an explanation. So there's no one I can offer... There's no point questioning it and no point blaming anyone for it, and there's no point blaming yourself or the world or whatever the case may be because it happened and you have to continue to move and you have to continue to live and manage."

On dealing with her father's passing, Zelda said, "It's going to take a lot of work to allow myself to have the sort of fun, happy life that I had, but that's important. Anybody who has ever lost anyone works very hard to continue that memory in a positive way."

Zelda said "there was an enormous outpouring of love from every corner of the world" when her father passed away and she felt the support. "It's not to say that people didn't know Dad. They knew a dad that he was proud of them knowing because he was an incredibly kind and incredibly caring man," she explained.

"And he was also very private and very calm and very subdued," she added, "So the side of him that people know and love and that is attached to their childhoods [are] the characters that he had so much fun being. And that's what's important, and I do think that's what a lot of people will hold on to - that's not going anywhere."

Zelda said she got the hummingbird tattoo in memory of her father because "they are fun and flighty and strange." She added, "It's hard to keep them in one place and Dad was a bit like that. Keeping a conversation in one moment was impossible with him. It's almost like trying to put a bag around a storm and hope it wouldn't blow away. Some days are going to be difficult (without him), and having a reminder that is permanently there is nice."

After her father's passing, Zelda decided to focus on charity that will help continue her father's legacy. On Friday, February 27, she will be presenting a Noble Award from the Challenged Athletes Foundation to honor Robin and his triathlon teammates' humanitarian work.

On Thursday, Zelda posted on Twitter, "My interview today was in support of @CAFoundation & their endowment in dad's memory to provide sports adaptive prosthetics to those in need." She added a photo of Robin and some athletes wearing prosthetic legs along with caption, "Dad biked the 44 mile leg of @CAFoundation triathlon for over ten years with Team Braveheart. Excited to honor them."

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