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Robin Williams' daughter Zelda is harassed on Twitter

By Colin Francis

Actor and comedian Robin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called "cruel and unnecessary" messages sent to her following her father's death.

Zelda Williams (25) wrote that she was deleting her Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram applications from her mobile devices and stepping away "for a good long time, maybe for ever".

The move came after at least two users upset the grieving actress by sending disturbing images and verbal attacks.

In one of her last tweets last night, Williams asked fellow users to report her alleged tormentors to Twitter managers.

"I'm shaking," she wrote.

Well-wishers and fans online rallied to her defence, and the accounts of both alleged bullies were suspended.

On Instagram, Williams alluded to users being hateful following her father's suicide.

"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."

Meanwhile, mourners gathered at the house in San Francisco where the blockbuster comedy Mrs Doubtfire was filmed to pay their respects and remember their favourite performances.

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