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Robin Williams' son marries on late dad's birthday – and shares touching tribute

Robin Williams' son marries on late dad's birthday – and shares touching tribute

The son of Oscar-winner Robin Williams got married on what would have been the late actor’s 68th birthday on July 21. 

On Sunday, Cody Williams – the 27-year-old son of Robin and film producer Marsha Garces – tied the knot with the love of his life Maria Flores in a private ceremony at his childhood home, where he grew up with his famous father.

Cody’s sister and Robin’s daughter, 29-year-old Zelda, also shared a tribute to her late father in an Instagram post on Tuesday. 

“The 21st of July has meant many things to me over the years,” she wrote alongside pictures of her with the happy couple and her other brother Zak Pym Williams.

“It’s the birthday of one of my favorite souls still on this earth, [actress Juno Temple]. It’s the day Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon (as a space nerd, that’s pretty damn important).

“And it was the day my Dad was born, and the last day I got to see him.

“That last one had begun to usurp the joy of the first two in recent years... that is, until two days ago, when it became something new. On the 21st of July, 2019, it became the day I officially gained a new sister!”

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The 21st of July has meant many things to me over the years. It’s the birthday of one of my favorite souls still on this earth, @junotemple. It’s the day Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon (as a space nerd, that’s pretty damn important). And it was the day my Dad was born, and the last day I got to see him. That last one had begun to usurp the joy of the first two in recent years... that is, until two days ago, when it became something new. On the 21st of July, 2019, it became the day I officially gained a new sister! To @mariaaafloresssswilliams and Cody, you are a light in all of our lives. I’m so grateful to have paid witness to your love over the years, to have watched you grow and care for each other in ways we should all be so lucky to experience. You were already part of the family in my eyes, but now there’s an official slip of paper somewhere that agrees! Zak, Mom and I love you both dearly, and I think I can speak for all of us when I say CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BRIDE AND GROOM!!! 🎊🥂🍾🍰💫🕊 ♥️ Photos by @cassievalentephoto

A post shared by Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) on Jul 23, 2019 at 1:33pm PDT

Robin died by suicide in August 2014 at the age of 63. Ahead of the fifth anniversary of his death, Zak shared to Good Morning Britain that it was difficult to see his father continue working even as he struggled with his mental health.

“It was heartbreaking because he still went out and wanted to share his feelings of laughter and humor with the world,” Zak said. 

“And while he was suffering and struggling, he still went out and performed. I admire him and loved him so, and having to share him was hard.”