Robin Williams Dead Obit
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ABC News said it apologized for streaming video of actor Robin Williams’ home after news of his death broke Monday.

“When we realized there was no news value to the live stream, we took it down immediately,” the network unit said in a statement. “Our intention was not to be insensitive to his family, friends and fans, and for that we apologize.”

ABC News on its website placed graphics telling visitors it had “live aerials” of Williams’ home, located near San Francisco. The display and wording, as well as the decision to show pictures of the property after Williams’ family asked for privacy, stirred up outrage in various social-media outlets.

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