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Robin Williams' son says family is adjusting to 'new normal'

"We're doing OK. We're acclimating to the new normal. Everything is step by step," Zak Williams said.

By Danielle Haynes
Robin Williams' son says family is adjusting to 'new normal'
Zak Williams, the oldest son of the comedian Robin Williams, throws the ceremonial first pitch to Billy Crystal before the San Francisco Giants play the Kansas City Royals in game 5 of the World Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco on October 26, 2014. UPI/Bruce Gordon | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Zak Williams, the 31-year-old son of late actor Robin Williams, said his family is adjusting "to the new normal" three months after his father's death.

The comedian died Aug. 12 at the age of 63 of suicide.

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Other than a statement released shortly after the death, Zak Williams spoke about his family's grieving for the first time Thursday at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation fundraising gala.

"We're doing OK. We're acclimating to the new normal. Everything is step by step," he told attendees. "Personally, my wife and I are focusing on doing a lot of good. She runs the San Francisco office of Human Rights Watch, and we're working with them to do good in the world."

Zak Williams said his father and Dana Reeve were close.

"They had a tremendous love for one another. The amazing thing about their relationship was their incredible drive to take the time to love, to help, and to appreciate others, even while they found themselves in great pain," he said.

The San Francisco Giants paid tribute to Robin Williams last month by inviting Zak to throw the first pitch before Game 5 of baseball's World Series.

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"We are honored to be here in tribute to our father, someone who loved his hometown and especially the Giants," Zak and his siblings, Zelda, 25, and Cody, 22, said in a statement. "For all of us, it is a tremendous delight and a little surreal to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of a World Series game for our team to our dad's best friend."

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