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Trolls push Robin Williams' daughter off Internet

Published on Aug 14, 2014 2:48 AM
In this November 13, 2011 file photo, US actor and comedian Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda pose on arrival for the world premiere of the movie Happy Feet Two in Hollywood, California. According to media outlets on August 13, 2014 Zelda Williams has decided to go on hiatus from her social media accounts following her father's death, because of harassing messages from people regarding his suicide. -- PHOTO: AFP 

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The daughter of Robin Williams quit social media on Wednesday, upset by Internet trolls and the online pilfering of photos of her Oscar-winning dad following his death by suicide.

"I will be leaving this account for a bit while I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or not," Zelda Williams, 25, wrote on Instagram beneath a photo of a butterfly.

"In this difficult time, please try to be respectful of the accounts of myself, my family and my friends," she urged.

Monday's death of Williams - one of the finest comedy talents of his generation - at the age of 63 prompted a global outpouring of public grief on social media.

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