In a heartwarming move, Robin Williams's son named his first child in honor of his father, demonstrating Williams' incredible impact nearly five years after the actor's death.
His wild impersonations and improvisational style comic acts make Robin Williams an unforgettable legend in Hollywood. The actor and comedian, who made us giggle and cry at the same time with his immeasurable and impactful acting skills, will always stay alive in our hearts and minds. While his tragic death by suicide shocked the world, the characters he gave life to through movies like Good Morning, Vietnam, Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji remind of the timeless entertainer he was. Now, almost five years since Willaims's death, his family has a new member.
According to People, the oldest son of Robin Williams, Zak Williams, welcomed his first son with fiancée Olivia June. The couple named their son, McLaurin Clement Williams in honor of Robin, whose middle was McLaurin. June announced the arrival of their child through an Instagram post. “We are beyond thrilled he chose us to be his parents, and obviously think he’s the best, smartest, and cutest baby ever!!” wrote June in the post.
Zelda, William's daughter, shared the joy of becoming an aunt through Instagram. She wrote, "News is finally out: I’m an auntie! Meet Mclaurin Clement Williams, aka Mickey, aka Dr. Baby! He’s a squishably cute pterodactyl cooing tiny wonder and I love him so much already.”
The son of the actor who admitted that he missed his father "all the time", took the opportunity of his firstborn's arrival to pay the greatest tribute to his father. Zak, who deeply regretted not being able to spend time with his father towards the end, said, "I'm kicking myself for not visiting him during that time," in a biography about Williams titled Robin.
He believed that his dad was lonely and didn't get the support he deserved: "Because I think that was a very lonely period for him. In retrospect, I feel like I should have been there, spending time with him. Because someone who needs support was not getting the support he needed."
Zak is the eldest son of Willaims from his first wife. Since the death of his father in 2014, Zak has dedicated his life to becoming a mental health advocate. The actor was found dead in the bedroom of his California home on August 10, 2014.
The children of the actor have used several occasions to show their gratitude and respect to their dad. In 2015, a year after his death, Zak and his sibling told PEOPLE that they wanted to honor and celebrate the life of their father as much as possible. The children of the Oscar-winning actor and comedian also celebrated what would have been his 64th birthday. Though they still grieved the passing away of their father, they took time to remember the joyful times they had with him. “We try to focus on the joyful moments and memories,” said Zak to PEOPLE.
Zelda, Williams' daughter, took to Instagram to remember her dad on his birthday last July. "It's that time of year again. Everyone who has dealt with loss knows the pain of certain anniversaries, moments full of memory that come round like clockwork and usurp all others, no matter how hard you may try to prepare for or avoid them," wrote she.