How Robin Williams' Son Zak Is Honoring His Father's Legacy With His First Child's Name
Zak Williams, the eldest son of late actor and comedian Robin Williams, just welcomed a new baby boy into the world. He honored his legendary father's name when deciding on a baby name.
Congratulations to the proud new parents!
People confirms Zak, and his fiancee Olivia June welcomed their first child on Wednesday, May 22: a baby boy weighing 8 lbs and measuring 20 1/2 inches. In honor of Zak's late father, Robin Williams who passed away in 2014, the couple named their new baby boy McLaurin Clement Williams. McLaurin was Robin's middle name and they will call him Mickey for short.
Zak recently appeared in a suicide awareness campaign called Faces of Fortitude started by photographer, Mariangela Abeo. In the campaign, Zak opens up about struggles he has encountered over the loss of his father. Zak said in the campaign, "When you’re grieving and going out into the public to seek validations, it’s very fleeting. I was seeking support outwardly and not from my family. It’s not where you will find sustained support."Ben Gabbe/Getty Images
Zak's sister, Zelda Williams also shared photos of her newest little nephew to Instagram. Zelda said about the photo, "He’s a squishably cute pterodactyl cooing tiny wonder and I love him so much already."
Zelda has been open on her Instagram in the past about how the loss of her father has been difficult and she takes it day by day. However, it seems new baby Mickey will be a new joy to be around.
What do you think about Zak's sweet tribute to his father? Are you named after anybody in your family? Tell us in the comments below!
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