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Robin Williams fans petition to have Legend Of Zelda character named after late actor in touching tribute

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Jennifer Pearson for MailOnline


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16:13 GMT, 15 August 2014

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The late great Robin Williams was such a huge fan of video games that he named his daughter Zelda after a princess in one.

Now his fans are pulling out all the stops to have Williams immortalised by naming a character after him in Legend Of Zelda.

A petition on change.org already has garnered 77,000 signatures so far, according to TMZ.

Petition: Robin Williams fans are petitioning to have a character in the Legend Of Zelda video game named after the late actor who appeared in a series of ads for the game with daughter Zelda

Petition: Robin Williams fans are petitioning to have a character in the Legend Of Zelda video game named after the late actor who appeared in a series of ads for the game with daughter Zelda

Williams – whose tragic suicide this week has left so many devastated – was especially partial to the Legend Of Zelda video game, a fantasy adventure that followed a playable character named Link whose task was to rescue the Princess Zelda.

The Nintendo series numbered 17 games and featured a relic called the Triforce, three magical golden triangles.

The 63-year old actor had been recently appeared in a series of ads promoting Legend Of Zelda with his beloved daughter, 25.

Legend Of Zelda: The Nintendo video game was a favourite of Williams who named his daughter Zelda after the princess

Legend Of Zelda: The Nintendo video game was a favourite of Williams who named his daughter Zelda after the princess

Hero: The petition on change.org already has 77,000 signatures from fans who want to see a Robin Williams-esque hero in the fantasy adventure; pictured is Legend Of Zelda's main character Link

Hero: The petition on change.org already has 77,000 signatures from fans who want to see a Robin Williams-esque hero in the fantasy adventure; pictured is Legend Of Zelda’s main character Link

One such ad features Williams’ voiceover saying: ‘The first time I saw you, I knew we’d be “linked” forever. For you, I’d travel to the four corners of the world. I faced adversity. I became a hero… I saved your kingdom.’

Zelda’s voice breaks in: ‘Dad, dad…’

‘Yes, Zelda?’ Robin says behind his Santa Claus-esque beard.

Fan of the fable: Robin described the story in a Legend Of Zelda ad that was clearly intended for his daughter: 'The first time I saw you, I knew we'd be "linked" forever'

Fan of the fable: Robin described the story in a Legend Of Zelda ad that was clearly intended for his daughter: ‘The first time I saw you, I knew we’d be “linked” forever’

Spitting image: Zelda asked her dad in the a, 'Are you mixing me up with the princess again?'

Spitting image: Zelda asked her dad in the a, ‘Are you mixing me up with the princess again?’

‘Are you mixing me up with the princess again?’ she asks.

‘Hard to say, you’re both pretty magical,’ the actor says before sharing a giggle with his grown-up girl.

During an appearance Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in 2009, Williams spoke of his daughter.

‘I don’t call her Princess Zelda. Only occasionally,’ he said. ‘It was a sweet name and really kind of fit her. She’s really kind of magical.’

And on her Twitter profile, Zelda Williams refers to herself as a ‘videogame legend.’

Williams was found dead at his Tiburon, Northern California home on Monday following an apparent suicide by hanging.

Although he had struggled with depression among other problems, his widow, Susan Schneider, revealed that the Field Of Dreams star had been in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease.

Happier days: Robin appeared with his wife Susan and his 'magical' daughter Zelda at the premiere of Happy Feet Two in 2011

Happier days: Robin appeared with his wife Susan and his ‘magical’ daughter Zelda at the premiere of Happy Feet Two in 2011

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