Robin Williams' daughter leaves social media as anniversary of his death approaches

/ Source: TODAY

The second anniversary of the tragic loss of actor and comedian Robin Williams is just days away, which means memorials, photos and film mentions are bound to flood social media again.

As a result, his daughter, Zelda Williams, announced she'll be taking her now-annual break from it all.

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On Sunday, the actress announced her social-media hiatus on Instagram, and explained the reason behind it to her father's faithful fans.

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"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 publicity 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."

She summed up the reasoning by adding, "Hearts just need little breaks sometimes!"

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Last year, when she made a similar announcement on the first anniversary of the beloved actor's death, she added a request to her followers.

"I understand there will be those who wish to leave messages regarding Dad on my board," she said at the time. "But 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."

This time, she suggested an outlet to those who want to make a gesture of remembrance.

"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," she wrote. "Tata for now!"

Just last month, to mark what would have been his 65th birthday, Zelda made a donation to Freedom Service Dogs, a nonprofit that rescues dogs and trains them to assist those living with disabilities, including veterans.

"Thought you'd get a kick out of furry, four legged friends helping change the world, one warrior in need at a time," she wrote in memory of her dad.

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