'I am wishing you all at least one hearty, immature belly laugh on Dad today,' Zelda Williams wrote.
Robin Williams would have turned 69 on Tuesday. The beloved actor, comedian, and philanthropist passed away six years ago on August 11. But his daughter, Zelda Williams, made sure his presence was felt in spirit and in a way that would make her dad proud. She took to Twitter to remember her father on his birthday and in a gesture to honor his memory stated that she would be donating to local homeless shelters.
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. Join me if you like, but regardless, know I am wishing you all at least one hearty, immature belly laugh on Dad today ♥️— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) July 21, 2020
In the tweet, she wrote: 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. Join me if you like, but regardless, know I am wishing you all at least one hearty, immature belly laugh on Dad today.
Welp, got the ‘suspicious activity’ email, so gonna have to slow down on 69s and go talk to a robot for a bit 😂 Gonna go back to being off socials for awhile (as I do yearly), but thanks for joining me in honoring Dad (and the number 69) today! ♥️— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) July 21, 2020
... it was ‘nice’ 😏
She then went on to contribute to organizations such as the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Midnight Mission, and PATH. Williams was as well known for his generosity as he was for his acting and comedy. He was known to have been donating to various children's hospitals and has been affiliated with "Comic Relief", a non-profit established to help the homeless for a long time. He has donated his entire earnings from shows to charities and food banks.
Today would have been Robin Williams' 69th birthday! 💖 pic.twitter.com/oHWl2o5v7o— boohoo (@boohoo) July 21, 2020
Williams was an inspiration to millions around the world. His death came as a shock to his family, friends, and fans. The comedian was suffering from Lewy Body Dementia, a type of brain disease which deteriorated his condition. But the legacy he has left behind continues to bring joy. On the occasion of his birthday fans of the actor honored Williams who went from being a standup comedian to an international movie star. He brought his unique charm to all the roles he played and has acted in a variety of roles. He made it big after he starred in the sitcom Mork & Mindy and then went on to star in brilliant films such as Good Will Hunting, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poet's Society, Mrs. Doubtfire.
I just wanted to say happy birthday to #RobinWilliams. This is a pic on the Sony lot during shooting. We gave him a hat w/ the name of our crew we made after watching #DeadPoetsSociety, “13607 1/2” He’ll never know how much he’s impacted my life #OCaptainMyCaptain #YouAreThePan pic.twitter.com/puNEXtN52a— Dante Basco (@dantebasco) July 22, 2020
Social media poured with love for the actor. Shesez tweeted, #RobinWilliams birthday today. Definitely one of my favorite actors. Always hit me a certain way when he'd drop the goofs in his performance to be serious for a moment. Very powerful stuff. Overall just a one of a kind performer. Miss ya Robin.
Keith Mahon wrote: Robin Williams would be 69 today, such an amazing talent but tortured soul! And sharing a quote from the man himself continued, "I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that."
Charlotte Clymer posted, Robin Williams felt immortal in a way that's hard to articulate, but we didn't know that until we lost him. And like many, for years afterward, I would forget he died and be shocked upon reminding. No other person's death has felt that way to me.
Robin Williams on golf. Enjoy.— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) July 21, 2020
He would have been 69-years old today.pic.twitter.com/dsU2uAXwy9
John Stamos shared a sweet memory of Williams, When I was a kid I went to a taping of Happy Days (many actually) Robin was there in the audience. He wasn't a star yet- I got an autograph from him it read; "Dear money, send mom" The world could use Robin right now.