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Zelda Williams, Robin's Daughter, Chased From Twitter by Trolls

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Actress Zelda Williams. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 01:08 PM

Zelda Williams, the 25-year-old daughter of Robin Williams, announced a hiatus from Twitter this week after Internet trolls tormented her with Photoshopped pictures of her father's body just a day after the comic legend was found dead.

Williams' only daughter pleaded with her fan followers Tuesday to report two users who allegedly sent her links to a fake photograph of a dead body that had been altered to look like her father.

"Please report [redacted username] and [redacted username]. I'm shaking. I can't. Please. Twitter requires a link and I won't open it. Don't either. Please," she wrote in a now-deleted tweet, according to the Daily Mail.

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Williams later announced that she would be taking a hiatus from Twitter.



She further explained her decision in an Instagram post.

"In this difficult time, please try to be respectful of the accounts of myself, my family, and my friends," she wrote. "Mining our accounts for photos of dad, or judging me on the number of them is cruel and unnecessary . . . There are a couple throughout, but the real private moments I shared with him were precious, quiet, and believe it or not, not full of photos or 'selfies.' I shared him with a world where everyone was taking their photo with him, but I was lucky enough to spend time with him without cameras too."

Robin Williams, who struggled with substance abuse and depression for decades, was found dead Monday at his home in Marin County, California. The 63-year-old reportedly used a belt to hang himself and there was evidence of superficial cuts on his wrist, officials said at a Tuesday press conference.

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Zelda Williams, the 25-year-old daughter of Robin Williams, announced a hiatus from Twitter this week after Internet trolls tormented her with Photoshopped pictures of her father's body just a day after the comic legend was found dead.
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