Legendary funny woman Joan Rivers passed away today at 81 years old. The trailblazing comedian is remembered for her self-deprecating and often raunchy brand of humor, one that paved the way for generations of comics to follow. As news spread after daughter Melissa Rivers released a statement about her mother’s passing, the comedy world took to social media to share their condolences.
we lost a great one in @Joan_Rivers – she was funny all the way to the end
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 4, 2014
So sad to have lost Joan Rivers.She may have been 81 but was still in her prime with a mouth that wouldn't quit. The silence is deafening
— Lewis Black (@TheLewisBlack) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers had a library-style filing cabinet containing 1000s of jokes that she wrote. Hilarity + hard work = genius.
— Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) September 4, 2014
Here's to @Joan_Rivers and an incredible life and legacy. I am sorry not to have known her, but I know many who did. Thinking of them all.
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) September 4, 2014
Very sad news about Joan Rivers. Such a prolific, brilliant comic. She was more fearless than any of us.
— Jim Norton (@JimNorton) September 4, 2014
I just heard the unfortunate news about "Joan Rivers" ….I'm beyond sad about it. My prayers go out to her family and friends.
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. A force of nature.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. Fearless & amazing. Here's a clip from her great documentary where she DESTROYS a heckler: http://t.co/mO0u25Y6HN
— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) September 4, 2014
First Robin. Now Joan. The world just became a less funny place. RIP Joan Rivers.
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) September 4, 2014
We’ll miss you, Joan.