Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

Twenty-five-year-old Zelda Williams wrote that she was deleting her Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram applications from her mobile devices and stepping away "for a good long time, maybe forever."

The move came after at least two users sent disturbing images and verbal attacks. One of the images was a Photoshopped image of Robin Williams purporting to be his corpse.

In one of her last tweets last night, Williams asked fellow users to report her alleged tormentors to Twitter managers. Well-wishers and fans online rallied to her defense, and the accounts of both alleged bullies were suspended by today.

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APPHOTO NYET161: FILE - In this June 15, 2007 file photo, actor and comedian Robin Williams poses for photos to promote his film, "License To Wed" in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff's Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff's office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) (15 Jun 2007)

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