Celebrities pay tribute to Joan Rivers

PATRICK BEGLEY
Last updated 11:46 05/09/2014

Comedian Joan Rivers, who suffered cardiac arrest last week during outpatient surgery on her vocal cords, dies at age 81.

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Joan Rivers in full Fashion Police mode at New York Fashion Week in 2012.

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Joan Rivers, who died on Friday aged 81, has been honoured on social media as a friend, mentor and inspiration.

Celebrities remembered the comedian's verve and fearlessness. Female comics thanked her for blazing the trail and talk show stars bowed to a master.

Some speculated heaven just became a funnier place.

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- Sydney Morning Herald

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