Somewhere in heaven, Robin Williams is smiling.
Zak Williams, the oldest son of the late Academy Award winner and comedian, lofted an emotional ceremonial first pitch to Billy Crystal to start Game 5 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals on Sunday night. Alongside his siblings Zelda and Cody, they were treated to a special tribute of the late comedian on the main center-field scoreboard at AT&T Park. The tribute included highlights of his films and photos of him with home run king Barry Bonds and Hall of Famer Willie Mays.
The Williams children made a statement through the Giants saying: “We are honored to be here in support of the tribute to our father, someone who loved his hometown and especially the Giants.” “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. We could not think of a better way to celebrate his memory. Let’s go Giants!”
Billy Crystal got the crowd riled up with a Play Ball chant.
Robin Williams died on August 11th from an apparent suicide. He was only 63 years old.