File delete not actually deleting a file

Posted 2 years ago by AlexanderKim

I am trying to delete a file via Ajax post request:

    public function ajaxDeleteImage(Request $request) {
        if ($request->ajax()) {
            $path = $request->input('imgUrl');
            $id = $request->input('id');

            $currency = Currency::findOrFail($id);
            $currency->cur_icon = '';

            return 'Deleted image!';

        return \App::abort(404);

However file is not being delete, but path to the image are deleted successfully. What might the problem? Laravel 5.2

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