Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda said Wednesday she is staying away from her Twitter account after receiving cruel messages following her father’s death.
Two Twitter users sent Zelda Williams malicious photos that appeared to be Photoshopped pictures of her father, supposedly after his death, reports gossip blog Just Jared.
The 25-year-old daughter of the beloved comedian and actor said early Wednesday she was deleting her Twitter from her devices out of frustration, after reportedly asking followers to report the users abusing her on Twitter.
She subsequently wrote in an Instagram post that her most precious moments with her father were private, and usually undocumented. “Mining our accounts for photos of dad, or judging me on the number of them is cruel and unnecessary,” she wrote. “The real private moments I shared with him were precious, quiet, and believe it or not, not full of photos or ‘selfies’.”
She added she would be “leaving my account… while I heal.”
Robin Williams hanged himself Monday and had been reportedly suffering from depression.
His daughter earlier paid tribute to her father in a moving statement: “My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare,” Zelda wrote on her blog.
“To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too.”
“He was always warm, even in his darkest moments,” she wrote.