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Robin Williams’ Son Names First Born After His Father

When you become a parent you get a rare opportunity to honor the memory of a loved one. You get to choose the new child’s name. Robin Williams’ family is honoring him by naming their children after him. Zachary Williams, has named his first born son McLaurin Clement Williams. “Mickey” was born May 22nd and weighed 8lbs. McLaurin was Robin’s middle name and Zak is happy to have his father live on through his son. The rest of the world is cooing along with the family as they share this adorable news. Along with this we get to see photos of the family and take a look at how happy they are.

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Introducing you to my little family! My fiancé, Zak, and I were so happy to welcome baby McLaurin to the world on May 22nd. We are beyond thrilled he chose us to be his parents, and obviously think he’s the best, smartest, and cutest baby ever!! In life today, we expect everything to be live shared on social media, and many who are close to me are even just learning this news. ? We’ve kept this news private for a number of reasons, one of which is my increasing emphasis and appreciation for living life away from social media and focusing on my offline relationships, another being the challenges that face us as women startup founders. I have a lot more to say about this later, but at a high level… Becoming a mom is something I’ve always known I wanted, but as an early stage startup founder sometimes sounded impossible, not because I didn’t think I could manage it, but because I knew the extent of bias in the industry against me as a female founder and the fight to be taken seriously in building a business focused on solving social challenges for women. (Not to mention the fact that maternity leave doesn’t exist for me!) As I’m proud to have successfully built a business that doesn’t rely on Silicon Valley VCs taking women’s friendship seriously to operate and has an amazing supportive team, I’m excited to be expanding my role from global change-maker startup CEO, connecting millions of women to their best friends, to a milk factory, raising a really amazing little man who has a boss mamma. None of this would be possible without the most incredible and supportive partner a woman could ever hope for. Zak, the headline is true, you’re already and will always be, “World’s Greatest Dad!” Mickey and I are the luckiest. ? [Photos by my super talented future sister-in-law @zeldawilliams]

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He said, “He’s a cute little dude… Olivia June and I are super excited and proud to be his Mom and Dad.”

The world lost Robin to suicide in 2014 and has never quite recovered. Fearing that he would deteriorate due to his battle with Lewy Body Dementia. LBD is a form of Dementia and can cause Hallucinations, fluctuation in mental status and impairment of motor function. Robin battled with depression his whole life. Using his comedy as a way to present himself to the public, often hiding what was really going on inside.

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His son Zak spoke out when the news of his suicide broke. He said, “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 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.”

Zak has chosen to honor his fathers memory with his newborn son. Zak is an advocate for Mental health and Suicide awareness. We can be sure that baby is going to be well taken care of.

Robin has been honored in a number of other ways since he passed. He has an entire island in World of Warcraft dedicated to him. Will Smith has spoken out about honoring the late actor and comedian concerning his performance on the new 2019 movie. As time goes on there are sure to be more movies made and more people dedicating their performances to him.

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