Although Frances Bean Cobain was spared the grief that Zelda Williams is facing now –when her own father, Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain took his own life in 1994– Cobain offered sincere support and showed tact in her understanding of the pain the 25-year-old Williams is dealing with, following the death of her father Robin Williams.
The younger Williams posted a tribute to her father on social media last Monday with a poem by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. She ended the post with a heart tugging: “I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up. Z”
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 12, 2014
To this, Cobain replied on Twitter: “You have such an incredibly beautiful soul. I love you but you already knew that. Wherever, whenever u need me I’ll be there.”
Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean lends her support to Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda http://t.co/a46xf8r7Ov
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) August 13, 2014
The grieving family has been receiving an outpouring of love at their time of great loss – but have also been at the mercy of negative and hurtful comments.
“To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh,” Williams’ daughter said. “As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too.”
The comedian’s oldest son, Zachary Williams has also released a statement:
“Yesterday, I lost my father and a best friend and the world got a little grayer. I will carry his heart with me every day. I would ask those that loved him to remember him by being as gentle, kind and generous as he would be. Seek to bring joy to the world as he sought.”
The actor —who in the course of his long career won 5 Grammys, 4 Golden Globes, 2 Screen Actors Guild awards and many others— passed away after hanging himself at his home in Marin County, California. He was battling with an addiction and was going through financial difficulties for a few years prior to his passing.
— Ben in da USA (@benhammond937) August 7, 2014