Less than a month after the world lost Robin Williams, comedienne Joan Rivers also passed away, taking a bit of the laughter with her.
The caustic, controversial and groundbreaking funny lady died Thursday at the age of 81 after being taken off life support. She had been put in a medically induced coma a few days before, after she stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords.
Joan Rivers, comedienne and Fashion Police host, dies at 81
Giuliana Rancic: It is almost impossible to describe how much I adored Joan and how much she has meant to me. She was not only the funniest woman I have ever met but was incredibly loving, honest, and lived her life with no regrets. Working with her for the last 13 years has been one of the true joys of my life. She could put a smile on your face, instantly, no matter how hard your day was ... My life is so much fuller and happier because I got to share it with this beautiful person, a true genius. I woke up today unable to grasp what the world will be like without her and at the same time feel so privileged to have called her my friend.
She was trailblazing. Hysterical. Thoughtful. Well miss you immensely Joan.
It was a treat running into Joan in the hallways at E!she was always on... always a riot. Our thoughts are w/ you & your family @MelRivers.
Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer. She paved the way for a lot of comedians. Im very sad shes gone. pic.twitter.com/i1uE9fyHMh
My heart is broken. Joan Rivers RIP. Gone way too soon. All my thoughts & prayers are with Melissa & her family.
When I met Joan Rivers I told her I loved her show. She said: "Which one? I have THREE!" Her energy, wit, stamina & heart are an inspiration
My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal... There are no words. Bon Voyage Joan ??
RIP Joan Rivers. Fearless & amazing. Here's a clip from her great documentary where she DESTROYS a heckler: http://t.co/mO0u25Y6HN
Watching Joan Rivers do standup at age 81 was incredible: athletic, jaw-dropping, terrifying, essential. It never stopped. Neither will she.
I told Maron I'd have a zinger when Joan died. But I didn't think she ever would. She felt eternal, and anyway, zingers are her territory.
That being said, Joan is gone but a piece of her lives on: her nose, because it's made of polyurethane.
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We've lost a true legend today and an amazing woman - a pioneer. She opened up the arena for women in comedy....
Joan Rivers has died. What a sad ending to a brilliant and tragi-comic life; one of the bravest, and funniest of all.
And in addition to being a trailblazer the great Joan always smelled good.Thanks for taking my challenge. I still owe you one. RIP x,sj
We will miss you @Joan_Rivers. What you did in your life was absolutely remarkable. Your rep for kindness to everyone was completely true
RIP the mighty Joan Rivers. Funny & fearless. Truly one of a kind.
The day I was ridiculed by Joan Rivers for the way I looked was the day I felt like i made it in hollywood. RIP
RIP Joan Rivers. Being publicly told that my dress is hideous will never feel quite as awesome. You will be truly missed.
Did not want it to happen this way or this soon, but I am ready to step into Joan Rivers' shoes. Loved her.
At least she's already embalmed.
Joan Rivers RIP- I loved spending this time with you recently. One of my all time favorite interviews. http://t.co/OF4Ud4l037
This was 4 weeks ago. She was a joy. I'll never forget her and will miss her terribly. RIP Joan Rivers. A legend. pic.twitter.com/v9vu9PALnd