Robin Williams, Zelda Williams

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As we continue to mourn the passing of comedic genius Robin Williams, our thoughts are with the late actor's loved ones, who lost a devoted family man. 

Just hours after the news of Robin's passing was made public, his daughter Zelda Williams, took to Instagram to express her grief over her immeasurable loss, and now, a source tells E! News how the 25-year-old actress is coping in the wake of the tragedy.

"She is devastated. Her father was everything to her. They were so very close," the source says of the father-daughter duo. "She worshipped her father and he just adored her. She is such an amazing strong girl and everyone just loves her so much."

Zelda is clearly turning to social media to find strength, posting a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's book The Little Prince on her Twitter and Instagram accounts on Monday. "You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them..." she wrote. "In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night... You - only you will have stars that can laugh." Zelda concluded by adding the words, "I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up, Z."

Hours earlier, the 63-year-old Mrs. Doubtfire star was found dead at his home in Tiburon, Calif., from an apparent suicide. "Robin Williams passed away this morning," his rep confirmed to E! News. "He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

Zelda is Robin's daughter with his second wife, Marsha Garces. The What Dreams May Come actor was also dad to sons Cody Williams, 22, and Zachary Williams, 31, from his first marriage to Valerie Velardi.

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Zelda Williams, Robin Williams, Instagram


Williams' final Instagram post was a tribute to his daughter in honor of her 25th birthday, which took place just two weeks age. "#tbt and Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!," the doting dad wrote of the flashback pic, which now will easily bring you to tears.

Another source tells E! News that Williams was also close with his oldest son Zak, sharing his thoughts on the father-son duo after he attended an art show with the pair a few years back.

"Robin seemed super supportive of Zak," the insider revealed. "Every time I saw them together they seemed so close and had so much fun together. Zak is one of the nicest people I've ever met and Robin was as well...They seemed like the best of friends."

Our thoughts and prayers are with Williams' family. Rest in peace, Robin.

For extensive coverage, tune in to E! News tonight at 7 and 11:30 p.m., followed by Live from E!

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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