Perhaps few recent celebrity deaths have had as wide an impact as the tragic suicide of beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams, who took his own life after a long battle with mental health and Lewy Body Dementia, leaving family, friends, and legions of fans behind.
In the years since he passed, Williams’s children, daughter Zelda and son Zak, have been vocal about supporting causes their father believed in, particularly mental health.
A few months ago, Zelda used her father’s 69th birthday as an occasion to crack jokes and donate to homeless shelters, and back in June, Zak announced that he was naming his firstborn son ‘McLaurin,’ after Robin’s middle name.
On Monday, Zak continued making tributes to his father, this time by getting married on World Mental Health Day, a date that is clearly meaningful to the Williams family.
— Zak Williams (@zakwilliams) October 11, 2020
Zak’s tweet noted the day, and included the #WorldMentalHealthDay hashtag, making it clear how important the day, and the meaning behind it, is for him. No doubt that is due in no small part to his father’s struggles.
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One of my favorite things about Zak and my relationship is that we make the most out of whatever life gives us, and that we both love living on our own timeline and on our own terms. A few weeks ago, we figured we would try to make our dream wedding date come true. 10.10.2020. So with 2 weeks notice, we asked a few of our closest family and friends to get tested and invited them to the dreamy Paramour Estate for a ceremony, outdoor dinner and some joyful moments in an otherwise very trying year. With so much love and pride, I’m officially Mrs. Williams, and my very best friend @zakpym is now my husband. ❤️ Special thanks to our photographer @jenavieve for sending us a few sneak peeks of our wedding photos.
Hopefully, by continuing to speak out and shed light on mental health, Zak and Zelda can support other families who are struggling.