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Zelda Williams Announces Social Media Hiatus Ahead of the Anniversary of Her Father's Death

by Lynda Brendish 9:00 PM PDT, August 07, 2016
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Ahead of the August 11th two-year anniversary of Robin Williams' death, his daughter, Zelda Williams, has announced she will be taking a break from social media to remember him privately.

In a post made to her Twitter and Instagram accounts on Sunday evening, the 27-year-old actress explained her reasons for the break.

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"So, it's that time of year again. I will be taking another break off social media. For those who always ask why, it's so people can memorialize Dad on the anniversary of his death however they wish without me having to feel bombarded by it, or pressured by the expectation put on myself or my family to publicly acknowledge or join in doing so," she wrote.

"I will always be so grateful for all the love the world had and continues to have for dad, but for obvious reasons, it's sometimes harder to be the sort of surviving public vessel for receiving those sentiments, and one often expected to somehow flawlessly express them back.

"Thus, I’ll be excusing myself for a bit. Hearts just need little breaks sometimes!"

Williams went on to say she would be remembering her father privately. "Obviously the world will keep on spinning. This is hardly an important issue, my main point being you should continue to remember Dad however you want! I'll just be doing so privately. And if you'd like to celebrate his life by celebrating causes he loved, you need only google, and you’ll find wonderful charities like the @ReeveFoundation, @CAFoundation and many more.

"Tata for now!"

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This isn't the first time the actress has taken a break from social media as an act of self-care in the wake of her famous and beloved father's death. Sadly, Williams was on the receiving end of abusive messages after news of Robin's death, prompting her first break from Twitter. She also took a reprieve around the time of his 64th birthday. 

ET caught up with the Dead of Summer star last month at Comic Con, where she talked about her dad's legacy of giving back. Check out the video below for more.

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