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Zelda Williams deletes Twitter account after harassment

Zelda Williams, the daughter of comedian Robin Williams has quit Twitter after being “run off” the site.

On Instagram, she also addressed negativity targeting her in an announcement that she'd be taking a break from the photo-sharing app. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Zelda Williams, the daughter of comedian Robin Williams has quit Twitter after being "run off" the site in the wake of her father's suicide.

At least two people were sending her Photoshopped images of her father's dead body and other disturbing messages, some blaming her for her father's death.

"I'm sorry. I should've risen above," she wrote in her final tweet. "Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye."

On Instagram, she also addressed negativity targeting her in an announcement that she'd be taking a break from the photo-sharing app.

"I will be leaving this account for a bit while I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or not," she wrote. "In this difficult time, please try to be respectful."

Despite the attacks, the vast majority of social-media messages posted to Zelda Williams' accounts were positive and supportive of her decision to take some time away from the Web.

"You did nothing wrong @zeldawilliams," one Twitter follower wrote. "Some people are just plain evil."

Robin Williams, 63, was found dead at his California home on Monday. Investigators suspect he hanged himself and say he appears to have attempted to cut his left wrist with a knife beforehand.

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