Celebrities pay tribute to Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers in full Fashion Police mode at New York Fashion Week in 2012.
Joan Rivers in full Fashion Police mode at New York Fashion Week in 2012.
Rivers had been in a coma since was rushed to a New York hospital on August 28, 2014 after she stopped breathing during surgery.
Rivers had been in a coma since was rushed to a New York hospital on August 28, 2014 after she stopped breathing during surgery.
Attending the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Attending the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Rivers with her daughter Melissa and grandson Cooper filming scenes for their TV series Joan and Melissa.
Rivers with her daughter Melissa and grandson Cooper filming scenes for their TV series Joan and Melissa.
With her Fashion Police co-star Kelly Osbourne (L) and daughter Melissa at a panel discussion about the show.
With her Fashion Police co-star Kelly Osbourne (L) and daughter Melissa at a panel discussion about the show.
Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa on the red carpet at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards in 2001.
Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa on the red carpet at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards in 2001.
With fans after performing on stage in London.
With fans after performing on stage in London.

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.

I love you with all my heart @Joan_Rivers my life will never be the same with out you! https://t.co/0kn2FFZDF9 pic.twitter.com/zQnXlwepXh

β€” Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) September 4, 2014

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

β€” Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 4, 2014

My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal... There are no words. Bon Voyage Joan 😒

β€” Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 4, 2014

A legend, a friend, a mentor, an icon, and wildly funny. One of a kind. RIP #JoanRivers @joan_rivers pic.twitter.com/jnAC5G4AQo

β€” Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 4, 2014

My heart is torn in half. She wasn't done. #Joan http://t.co/XH87wAT4Mb

β€” Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 4, 2014

.@Joan_Rivers was a dear & wonderful friend who I've known for 45yrs. Great guest, pal, comedian & mother. We will never see her likes again

β€” Larry King (@kingsthings) September 4, 2014

we lost a great one in @Joan_Rivers - she was funny all the way to the end

β€” Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 4, 2014

Watching Joan Rivers do standup at age 81 was incredible: athletic, jaw-dropping, terrifying, essential. It never stopped. Neither will she.

β€” Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 4, 2014

Heaven just got a whole lot funnier. #RIPJoan

β€” Andy Cohen (@Andy) September 4, 2014

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