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Zelda Williams deletes Twitter account over abuse following Robin Williams’ death

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Zelda Williams has announced that she is leaving Twitter because of social media abuse after her father Robin Williams’ death.

The 25-year-old actress posted that she was deleting Twitter account from her devices “maybe forever”.

It appears at least two people sent her “photoshopped” images claiming to show Robin Williams’ body.

Robin Williams was found dead at his California home on Monday after taking his own life at the age of 63.

Zelda Williams is leaving Twitter because of social media abuse after Robin Williams' death

Zelda Williams is leaving Twitter because of social media abuse after Robin Williams’ death (photo Getty Images)

Police said Robin Williams had been treated for depression and killed himself by hanging.

Zelda Williams initially posted a tribute to her father on Twitter saying: “I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.”


Later, she asked for two Twitter users to be reported for abuse, before deleting her message.

Zelda Williams said on Tuesday she had now decided to leave the site.

Earlier she posted a statement on Tumbl thanking people for support but also sending a message to “those sending negativity”.

“Know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed,” Zelda Williams said.

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