Robin Williams Remembered By Fans On Day That Would’ve Been His 70th Birthday

Jul 22, 2021 by apost team

Robin Williams is remembered as an extraordinary comedian who could walk into any room and have the people inside laughing within minutes, no matter what the original atmosphere was.

His passing in 2014 left people all over the world reeling and in shock, even more so as details of his depression and personal troubles surfaced in the wake of it. Even now, almost seven years later, this iconic actor, comedian, and singer is still remembered and beloved. Robin had a unique way of connecting with people of all backgrounds and people continue to share stories of how Robin personally touched their lives and made them better even today.

Robin was a multi-talented actor who could liven up the screen as well as play highly dramatic roles at the flick of a switch. His acting was part of two sides of his personality, Dave Itzkoff’s 2018 book "Robin" explains, he was “both wildly outgoing and painfully introverted,” as per The Daily Mail.

Even though the circumstances of Robin's death were quite painful, his life and his incredible legacy surpass the shock of his death by suicide. Robin would have turned 70 years old this week on July 21. Each year, fans and Robin's own children, post tributes to the actor and comedian, and this year is no exception. Along with Robin's son Zac, many fans posted many tributes across social media and celebrated the man for the incredible achievements he had over the years. We are taking a look at some of the most poignant posts for Robin's birthday. 

Robin Williams (2013), ( Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images)

Zac, Robin's son, wrote in his tribute post on Instagram, "Dad, on what would be your 70th birthday, I would want you to know that your incredible spirit lives within us. Our family will be celebrating you and your memory today. We miss you and love you always!"

Zac also posted a photograph of the late Robin on his Twitter, and captioned the post, "Today would be 70. Missing you especially much today. Love you always evermore."

Though Zelda, Robin's daughter, did not post a tribute in 2021, she did post a "funny" tribute for his would-be-69th birthday in 2020. "Today would’ve been Dad’s 69th birthday, so to honor him (& that glorious number), I will be donating $69.69 to as many local homeless shelters as I can," Zelda wrote on Twitter. "Join me if you like, but regardless, know I am wishing you all at least one hearty, immature belly laugh on Dad today."

Twitter user @RhysCryspies posted a heartfelt tribute to Robin on Twitter, writing, "Happy 70th birthday to the late and great #RobinWilliams. His work was such a enormous part of my life and brought me a lot of joy. I feel like the world went to shit after he left it, but I am grateful to have seen a world that he was in at all."

Another Robin Williams fan @VijayIsMyLife wrote, "Happy 70th birth anniversary to the great actor, comedian and great human being - Robin Williams. It has been 7 years since he left us. We miss him every day. #RobinWilliams"

Suffice to say, Robin continues to make an impact on people's life even seven years after his death.

Robin Williams (2011), (Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

Robin is survived by his two children and his legacy lives on through them. The daughter of a comedic legend, Zelda isn't oblivious to the enormous shoes she had to fill when she first began working in Hollywood. That fact on its own had her realize early on that if she were going to make it, she would do it by forging her own path. "I think everyone thinks that when kids want to become actors, they are trying to usurp their parents," Zelda told E! Online in 2017

Sort of counterintuitively, Zelda always knew that, unlike her father, she wasn't interested in comedy.

"If your dad was the first person on the moon, you don't go, 'I am going to be the first person on the moon a second time.' What would be the point?" Although she feels she's now indeed found her calling, Zelda admits it was quite the journey before she was able to show anyone her scripts. It wasn't until she met her idol, Guillermo Del Toro, when she plucked up the courage to finally pursue her dream. 

"It was after Dad died, and I think my mom was the only one to have read my work," Zelda admitted. "I kind of turned around, and I never fangirl—because I have seen it around my dad and don't want to be like that, even though my dad was always so good about it—but I just said your movies meant a tremendous amount to me and I want to be a director."

And the rest, as they say, is history. Just like her dad, Zelda is now making tides in Hollywood, albeit in a different way. 

She also makes it a point to honor Robin Williams whenever possible, by raising awareness for mental health or even making donations to important causes in his honor. 

Robin Williams (1993), (Archive Photos/Moviepix/Getty Images)

Do you have any stories about Robin Williams? Do you have your own tribute for him? Tell us about it, and be sure to ask your friends if they have any thoughts about it as well. 

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