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Aug 13, 2014 11:59 PM by Associated Press

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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