The 27-year-old writer, who played Robin's daughter in the 1993 classic flick, spoke out three days after his passing, posting her thoughts on her blog. "Everybody grieves in their own way," she wrote. "When I heard about Robin's death, I was shocked, confused angry, regretful, and above all, sad. All I wanted was to talk to my family and friends and cry."
"A few news outlets asked if I would be willing to talk about him on the air, and while I usually like interviews, I knew I wasn't in a good place to do that," Mara continued. "I still (a whole three days later) don't want to do any. It's too soon, and I need my own time to process it all. I will, however, be sharing some of my memories about him on this blog sometime soon."
"While Robin and I had not talked in a few years, there is no question he had a great impact on my life," the Matilda star wrote. "He was as warm and talented as everyone says, and a joy to be around. It's as if my favorite teacher died."
Robin's children also paid tribute to the Oscar-winning actor, with his 25-year-old daughter Zelda writing on her blog, "My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that's gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will forever be grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I'll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there's minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn't help the pain, but at least it's a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that."
"To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh," she continued. "As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after youve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too."
"Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls Ive ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. Well just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again."
His 22-year-old son Cody also released a statement, saying, "There are no words strong enough to describe the love and respect I have for my father. The world will never be the same without him. I will miss him and take him with me everywhere I go for the rest of my life, and will look forward, forever, to the moment when I get to see him again."
On the heels of their statements, Robin's 31-year-old son Zak echoed Zelda's sentiments that the world felt darker without their father in it, saying in a statement, "Yesterday, 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 would 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."
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