Robin Williams’ daughter, Zelda Williams, is asking followers to use discretion when sharing movies of different comedians impersonating her late father.
“Guys, I’m solely saying this as a result of I don’t assume it’ll cease till I acknowledge it … please, cease sending me the ‘check footage,’” the 32-year-old star wrote via Twitter on Tuesday, October 12, referring to Jamie Costa’s latest viral clip.
Zelda famous that she has seen the video of Costa, 31, which was posted on Monday, October 11, and confirmed a state of affairs that actually occurred between her dad and his former Mork & Mindy costar Pam Dawber whereas on set within the ‘80s.
In the video, which has greater than three million viewers on YouTube, Costa portrayed the late star whereas Sarah Murphree took on the function of Dawber, now 69. The duo acted out a scene during which Robin found that his shut pal John Belushi had died.
The Mrs. Doubtfire actor was one of many final folks to see Belushi alive earlier than he died from a drug overdose at Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont in March 1982.
Dawber broke the news to her former TV costar, telling him, “Robin, if that ever occurs to you, I’ll discover you and kill you first.”
While Costa’s efficiency impressed loads of viewers, the subject material proved to be an excessive amount of for his daughter to see following the Good Will Hunting actor’s personal dying in August 2014 on the age of 63.
“Jamie is SUPER gifted, this isn’t in opposition to him, however y’all spamming me an impression of my late Dad on one among his saddest days is bizarre,” Zelda tweeted on Tuesday.
In the years since Robin died by suicide, his daughter, whom he shared with ex-wife Marsha Garces, has been vocal about her personal highs and lows as she navigates life without him.
“Sending love on the market immediately to all the oldsters navigating loss,” Zelda tweeted in August on the anniversary of the Aladdin star’s dying. “New, previous, the connective tissue of that deeply human ache may be laborious to bear, however I discover it simpler typically figuring out what number of others have felt the identical sting. We’re not alone. X.”
The following month, the Legend of Kora actress shared a message of help for anyone dealing with suicidal thoughts or different psychological well being struggles.
“Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. Days like immediately may be triggering in and of themselves for people who find themselves already haunted by ideation or loss,” she shared by way of social media in September. “For these hurting, please be additional mild along with your coronary heart immediately. For these looking for assist, please use any sources I’ll link beneath.”
Robin is survived by Zelda and her brother, Cody Williams, 29, in addition to her half-brother, Zak Williams, 38, whom the Jumanji star shared with ex-wife Valerie Velardi. The Ringer alum was married to Susan Schneider Williams almost three years earlier than his dying.
If you or somebody you realize is in emotional misery or contemplating suicide, name the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).