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Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Taking a Break From Social Media Ahead of Anniversary of His Death



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    Robin Williams, left, and his daughter, Zelda at the premiere of "Happy Feet Two" on Nov. 13, 2011 in Los Angeles.

    Robin Williams' daughter Zelda Williams is going on hiatus from social media as the first anniversary of her father's death draws near. 

    The actress, 25, posted a picture of clouds illuminated by sunshine Monday, a day ahead of what would have been the beloved comedian's 64th birthday. 

    "I will be taking a break from social media in the coming weeks," she captioned the pic. "It's a time better served away from the opinions or sentiments of others, and I appreciate your understanding."

    In her absence she asks those wishing to leave messages about her father to "please attempt to be respectful and kind to one another in the process, both because I will not be here to delete or mediate trolling, and because kindness is in short supply these days anyhow."

    On Twitter Tuesday she thanked users for their kind thoughts before adding, "Taking a break for a bit. Don't burn the place down while I'm gone!"

    Williams also broke from social media briefly in the wake of her father's suicide on August 11 after accusing Instagram users of "mining our accounts for photos of dad," and calling out Twitter users for reportedly sending her upsetting images.  

    Six months after his passing, Williams told NBC's Kate Snow that life without her father is hard but she continues to try and move forward. "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." 

    Of his death she said she doesn't dwell on what led the "Mork & Mindy" star to commit suicide. "I don’t think there’s a point. It’s not important to ask."

    In early June a San Francisco superior court judge set a July 29 deadline for Williams’ widow Susan and his children from previous marriages Zachary, Zelda and Cody, to reach an agreement on how the late actor’s possessions will be divided and how much money Susan will receive to keep up the Tiburon, Calif. home the couple shared.