Hollywood is left in profound grief after Joan Rivers died on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, following a week in the hospital after she allegedly stopped breathing during surgery. Her death has shocked the entertainment industry. Fellow comedians, actors and media personalities were among those remembering Rivers, who died at the age of 81. Read on for further details.
Here’s what the stars are saying in the wake of the 81-year-old’s passing:
“Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer. She paved the way for a lot of comedians. I’m very sad she’s gone. pic.twitter.com/i1uE9fyHMh,” posted Ellen DeGeneres on Twitter.
“We lost a great one in @Joan_Rivers – she was funny all the way to the end,” shared Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter.
we lost a great one in @Joan_Rivers – she was funny all the way to the end
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 4, 2014
“My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal… There are no words. Bon Voyage Joa,” tweeted Whoopi Goldberg.
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
Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Rivers shared their reactions upon the knowledge of the comedienne’s passing.
“I first met Joan Molinsky, that was her real name, when I was 17 years old and we were both in a off, off Broadway show called ‘Driftwood.’ She was a real character then and now. I am so upset by her passing. She was too young and had too much to do still,” said Barbra Streisand in a statement, as published on Washington Post.
“I’m completely heartbroken by the loss of my beloved Joan. Not only was she my boss, she was and will always be my teacher, therapist, closest friend, inspiration and the only grandmother I ever knew. She was family and I will never forget her. Laughter will be difficult for a while but when I’m sad, lonely or upset all I will have to do is think of Joan and a smile will cross my face . . . I will miss you deeply and will always hear your voice in my head saying, ‘My darling get out there and be you!’” said Rivers’ fellow “Fashion Police” panelist Kelly Osbourne in a statement.
“What a full life. Every woman in comedy is indebted to her. She was there at the beginning and funny to the end. RIP Joan,” said Comedian-actress-writer Amy Poehler in a statement.
You can also check some the Washington Post for more heartwarming messages about Rivers. Click here.
And that’s it for Hollywood’s tribute to the late Joan Rivers. For more celebrity news coming up, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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