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Zelda Williams Quits Twitter, Instagram After Trolls Send Fake Photo Claiming To Be Her Dad Robin’s Dead Body

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(NEWS.COM.AU) -- Robin Williams’ daughter has been forced off Twitter and Instagram by trolls who posted a fake photo claiming it was her dad’s body.

Zelda Williams, 25, who is already grieving the loss of her father, said she was removing herself from social media for now and possibly forever after the sick messages were posted.

“I’m shaking. I can’t. Please. Twitter requires a link and I won’t open it. Don’t either. Please,” she said.

The photo was a fake that was photoshopped to look like Williams. The two accounts that tweeted the message, @PimpStory and @MrGoosebuster, have been suspended.

Zelda Williams then shut down her Twitter account.

“I’m sorry. I should’ve risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye,” she wrote.

Next she decided it was time to get off Instagram as well.

“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 of the accounts of myself, my family and my friends.

“Mining our accounts for photos of dad, or judging me on the number of them is cruel and unnecessary,” she continued. “There are a couple throughout, but the real private moments I shared with him were precious, quiet, and believe it or not, not full of photos or ‘selfies’.

“I shared him with a world where everyone was taking their photo with him, but I was lucky enough to spend time with him without cameras too,” she wrote. “That was more than enough, and I’m grateful for what little time I had. My favourite photos of family are framed in my house, not posted on social media, and they‘ll remain there. They would’ve wound up on the news or blogs then, and they certainly would now. That’s not what I want for our memories together. Thank you for your respect and understanding in this difficult time. Goodbye. Xo’.”

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