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Brekky Wrap: Williams' daughter's moving tribute

Zelda and Robin Williams, at the premiere of Old Dogs together in 2009
Zelda and Robin Williams, at the premiere of Old Dogs together in 2009

THE world continues to mourn the death of comic legend Robin Williams, with his 25-year-old Zelda giving perhaps the most moving tribute overnight.

Details are emerging of how he died, with the local coroner releasing his preliminary findings. They are not an easy read.

Beyond our own feelings of loss, there is other news happening today including a push by the Christian lobby to have an image covered up at the Ekka and an apparent dingo attack on Fraser Island.

This is your Brekky Wrap:

Robin Williams' surviving daughter Zelda celebrated her 25th birthday alongside her father just a week before he was found dead
Robin Williams' surviving daughter Zelda celebrated her 25th birthday alongside her father just a week before he was found dead

Williams' daughter: 'I'll try to keep looking up'

"You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them," Zelda Rae Williams posted. "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."

It is apt that the tribute, made by Robin Williams' beloved daughter, who celebrated her 25th birthday alongside her father just a week ago, was also the most fitting to his memory.

 

Christian lobby forces Ekka bikini babe to cover up

THE image of a woman in a skimpy bikini painted on an Ekka ride was covered up after the Queensland director of the Australian Christian Lobby slammed it as inappropriate for children.

The mural image was featured on the Rip Tide attraction located in the children's rides section of the showgrounds, off St Paul's Terrace.

The ACL's Wendy Francis started a change.org petition on Saturday after being alerted to the image of a busty blonde woman with only thin strips of pink fabric covering her nipples.  
Lorde and Taylor Swift at a cooking lesson last week in Rhode Island.
Lorde and Taylor Swift at a cooking lesson last week in Rhode Island. Instagram

Lorde indulges in cooking class with Taylor Swift

TAYLOR Swift and Lorde took part in a joint cookery lesson yesterday.

The I Knew You Were Trouble hitmaker and her 17-year-old BFF both took to their Instagram accounts to reveal they spent the day cooking up a storm in Rhode Island.

Lorde also posted a picture of the pair preparing what looked like tacos and she praised Taylor's superb cooking ability.

 

Woman in Australian hospital after being shot in PNG

A NEW Zealand woman is recovering in an Australian hospital after being shot by a stray bullet during a gun battle in Papua New Guinea.

Cathy Franzoi, a volunteer ambulance officer, was hit in the leg just above her right kneecap while sleeping at a mission house in Port Moresby on Sunday.

 

A dingo keeps a lookout on Fraser Island.
A dingo keeps a lookout on Fraser Island. Sherylea Jones

Man bitten on head and body in Fraser dingo attack

A 25-year-old man suffered bite and scratch wounds to the back of his head, arms, legs, buttocks and back in an attack by three dingoes on Fraser Island.

Fraser Island Association president David Anderson said the man was walking alone on the beach at Happy Valley with a torch and after being attacked, went behind the dingo fence for safety.

 

Low vaccination rates spark new campaign 

WITH among the lowest immunisation rates in the country, Sunshine Coast medicos are taking its vaccination message to the streets, by erecting an enormous sign on the side of the Bruce Highway.

National data on immunisation rates show there are 660 children in the region with a "registered conscientious objection" next to their name - bringing the figure to 7.1%, the highest in the country.

But this number is less than half of the region's 1419 children who records show are not fully immunised.

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