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Mourning On Twitter: Daughter of Robin Williams, Zelda, Offered Comforting Words After Father’s Suicide By Frances Bean Cobain, But Quits Twitter After Nasty Fan Comments

By Staff Writer | August 13, 2014 05:51 PM EDT


As the family of late actor and comedian Robin Williams continues to grieve his sudden death, Williams' daughter Zelda has been forced to deal with the unpredictable ebbs and flows of the social media world.

Though Williams initially found comfort from fans and friends on Twitter, including Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of the late rock-star Kurt Cobain, she has chosen to sign off due to a string of negative fan comments concerning her father's suicide.

Quoting French writer Anoine De Saint-Exupery's book "The Little Prince" on Twitter, Zelda Williams wrote, "You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them... In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night... You - only you - will have stars that can laugh."

This post received a wave of support from grieving fans.

In response, Cobain wrote,"@zeldawilliams You have such an incredibly beautiful soul. I love you but you already knew that. Wherever, whenever u need me I'll be there."

Cobain's father, the lead singer of alternative rock band Nirvana, famously committed suicide in 1994 when she was just 1-year-old.

Despite the outpour of love and support for Williams, the 25-year-old decided to take a break from the Twitterverse after receiving several unsavory comments from various Twitter-users.   

"I'm sorry. I should've risen above," wrote Williams on Tuesday. "Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye."

Previously, in a statement on Tumblr, Williams addressed the world, giving what she called her "only statement" on the subject of her father's suicide.

"Dad was, is and always will be one of the kidest, most generous, gentlest souls Ive [sic] ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence."

Tagged :  Robin Williams, Zelda Williams, francés bean cobain, Kurt Cobain, suicide, Twitter


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