The grieving daughter of Robin Williams, who killed himself on Monday, has said she has been forced to delete Twitter from her devices because of the onslaught of cruel and and unpleasant tweets she has received since the death of of her father.
In a message which Zelda Williams later deleted, the actress asked her followers to report two users who had sent her unpleasant comments about her recently-deceased father as well as sick photoshopped images of the popular actor and stand-up comedian.
The devastated 25 year-old then reported that she was going to delete the popular social networking site from her devices as well. She explained to her followers: “I’m sorry. I should’ve risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye.” The tweet was posted earlier this morning.
Earlier, Zelda Williams had written about the last moments she had spent with her beloved father: “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.
“My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.
“To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favourite 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.”