Zelda Williams thanks the public for support following suicide of father Robin Williams

The actor’s daughter says that letters from those who have experienced grief have helped her to deal with her loss

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Zelda Williams has thanked the public for their support, following the suicide of her father Robin Williams on 12 August.

Williams had been suffering from depression prior to his death, aged 63. His ashes were scattered near his family home over San Francisco Bay.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Schneider, and three children, Zelda, Zachary and Cody.

“I just want to say thank you for all the stories and letters I've been receiving, especially from those who've also lost loved ones,” she tweeted.

“I don't come online often, but reading of others who have dealt with this loss & gone on to live happy, full lives is helpful. Truly.”

Zelda took a break from Twitter and Instagram, after trolls bombarded her with distressing images mocked up to look like her father’s body.

However, she returned earlier this month with a comeback post on Twitter, captioned “thank you” and included a link to Tumblr showing a quote from playwright Harvey Fierstein.

It read: “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

She had previously paid tribute to her father in a moving statement.

“He was always warm, even in his darkest moments,” she said.

“While I'll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there's minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions.”

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