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Robin Williams’ Daughter’s First Interview Since Her Father’s Death

Robin Williams’ Daughter’s First Interview Since Her Father’s Death
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Six months after Robin Williams’ suicide, his daughter Zelda Williams opened up about how it’s going to take a lot of work before she has the “happy life” she once did.

In her first interview since Williams’ death, Zelda told “Today” show correspondent Kate Snow, "I think a lot of people feel his absence, but for me especially, it's going to take a lot of work to allow myself to have the sort of fun, happy life that I had, but that's important. Anybody who has ever lost anyone works very hard to continue that memory in a positive way."

Zelda added, "People should remember what they want to remember about him. Who am I to guide what their childhood memories are of watching his movies? That's their memories... I have mine, and they are mine, and I love that. They are private and lovely and perhaps very different, but who knows? The world keeps spinning but that doesn't mean he was never on it."

As for any ill will or family drama following Robin’s suicide, the 25-year-old actress explained, "There's no point questioning it and no point blaming anyone else for it, and there's no point blaming yourself or the world or whatever the case may be because it happened, so you have to continue to... live and manage."

This Friday in L.A., Zelda will be presenting a "Noble Award" in honor of Robin’s humanitarian work with the Challenged Athletes Foundation