It seems Robin Williams‘ family are coping the best they can following the beloved actor’s untimely and unexpected death last August.
On Thursday, Nov. 20, the late comedian’s eldest son, Zak Williams, spoke in public for the first time since his father passed away and shed some light on how his family is adjusting to life without Robin.
Zak and Robin in April 2012.
“We’re doing okay,” Zak, 31, said, speaking on behalf of his half-siblings, Zelda, 25, and Cody, 22.
“We’re acclimating to the new normal. Everything is step by step. Personally, my wife and I are focusing on doing a lot of good. She runs the San Francisco office of Human Rights Watch, and we’re working with them to do good in the world,” he said at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation gala in New York City.
Zelda, Cody and Zak Williams in October 2014.
“Dad had almost a childlike love, and he shared that love with people, with everyone,” he told Us Weekly of the admiration Robin felt from helping others. “And that ability to love, and that ability to be generous and giving and kind is something we would want to share with future generations.”
Zak is the ‘Good Will Hunting’ star’s child from his first marriage to Valerie Velardi. Zelda and Cody are Robin’s children from his second marriage to Marsha Garces, whom he wed in 1989. The Oscar-winning actor was married to his third-wife, Susan Schneider, when he passed away at age 63 from suicide on Aug. 11, 2014.