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Robin Williams' daughter Zelda misses him 'like crazy' on his 65th birthday

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With a touching message and a family photograph, Zelda Williams honoured her beloved late father Robin Williams on what would have been his 65th birthday. "Still not really sure what to do on days like this," the 26-year-old wrote on Thursday, alongside a black-and-white vintage snapshot showing Robin with Zelda and her brothers Zach and Cody.

Robin tragically took his own life on 11 August 2014 at his home in California. In her message, Zelda said she had found a way to honour his memory; by donating to causes close to his heart.

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Zelda Williams shared a heartfelt post on Instagram in honour of Robin's birthday

"I know I can't give you a present anymore, but I guess that means I'll just have to keep giving them in your name instead," she wrote. "This year I tried to help three causes you care about in one; rescue dogs, people suffering from disabilities, and our nation's wounded veterans, so I donated to freedomservicedogs.org.

"They rescue puppies from shelters and train them so that they can be paired with someone in dire need of their help and companionship. Thought you'd get a kick out of furry, four legged friends helping change the world, one warrior in need at a time," she continued.

"Happy birthday Poppo. Shasha, Zakky, Codeman and I all love you and miss you like crazy. XO."

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Robin pictured with his wife Susan Schneider

Next month will mark the two year anniversary since Robin's death. At the time his publicist said that the comedian had been battling depression for some time, but his widow Susan Schneider later revealed that the Oscar-winner was suffering from Lewy Body Dementia.

LBD shares symptoms with both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, and can cause hallucinations, memory loss, depression, problems with movement and delusions.

"Depression was one of, let's call it, 50 symptoms and it was a small one," Susan told People. "I know now the doctors, the whole team, was doing exactly the right things. It's just that this disease was faster than us and bigger than us. We would have gotten there eventually."

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