Joan Rivers May Be Gone, But Look What She Left Behind
Joan Rivers taught us to laugh at everything, including ourselves.
Joan Rivers, the hard-nosed comic who made a name for herself by leaving nothing off limits, died on Thursday at the age of 81.
Last week, after losing consciousness during a procedure on her vocal cords, Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. She was placed in a medically-induced coma shortly thereafter and did not recover.
While the trailblazing star is gone, it isn't hard to see the incredible joy and hilarity she left behind. Below, we've compiled Tweets of support and a few of Rivers' most memorable moments and quotes.
As expected, some household names expressed their sadness at the news, Twitter exploded, and some of Rivers' most memorable quotes began popping up.
My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal... There are no words. Bon Voyage Joan 😢— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 4, 2014
Rivers' family released a statement:
Here was Rivers' request for her funeral, from her book 'I Hate Everyone... Starting With Me'
It will be tough but we are about to go live on E! to pay tribute to our friend @Joan_Rivers.— Jason Kennedy (@JasonKennedy1) September 4, 2014
"If you can laugh about it, you can live with it." - Joan Rivers
"My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on." - Joan Rivers
So funny and irrepressible. Rest in peace, Joan Rivers.— bob saget (@bobsaget) September 4, 2014
"I've had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware" — Joan Rivers
Watch Joan Rivers storm off of CNN just a couple months ago.
Even Pauly D was lost for words...
People have already begun paying their respects in Hollywood.
Here is Rivers on the Ed Sullivan show:
RIP the mighty Joan Rivers. Funny & fearless. Truly one of a kind.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 4, 2014
Rest In Peace, Joan.
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