ABC News apologizes for airing live aerial video of Robin Williams' home


They're sorry.

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

After news broke of the Oscar-winning actor's death by apparent suicide Monday, his family released a statement asking for privacy. Soon after, ABC News displayed a red banner on its homepage reading, “Watch Live: Aerials of Robin Williams‘ Home.”

In related news, Fox News called Mr. Williams a coward for dying from depression and addiction, by way of suicide.