So heartbreaking. On Sept. 4, Joan Rivers died at the age of 81 after being hospitalized on Aug. 28. The comedian and red carpet guru was remembered by her co-hosts and other celebs on Twitter after hearing the news.
Joan Rivers will be remembered for being one of the greatest female comedians of all time. Joan paved the way for women in comedy and her tart-tongued humor won’t soon be forgotten. Her Fashion Police co-hosts and other celebs, including Hoda Kotb, Jimmy Kimmel and more are heading to Twitter to pay tribute to Joan.
Joan Rivers: Celebs React To Comedian’s Death
Joan was hospitalized on Aug. 28 after she went into cardiac arrest during a routine throat surgery. After a gut-wrenching few days in the hospital, Joan passed away at the age of 81, surrounded by her family.
E! told HollywoodLife.com:
E! and NBCUniversal send our deepest condolences to Melissa, Cooper and her entire extended family on this incredibly sad day. For decades Joan has made people laugh, shattered glass ceilings and revolutionized comedy. She was unapologetic and fiercely dedicated to entertaining all of us and has left an indelible mark on the people that worked with her and on her legions of fans. She’s been a much beloved member of the E! family for over 20 years and the world is less funny without her in it. Today our hearts are heavy knowing Joan will not be bounding through the doors.
Joan’s Fashion Police costar, Kelly Osbourne also released the following statement:
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. Laughter is what she gave us and laughter is what she would want us to do in remembrance of her. Melissa and Cooper, my thoughts are with you and I love you both so much. Joan, thank you for taking me in and loving me as a daughter. I will miss you deeply and will always hear your voice in my head saying ‘my darling get out there and be you!’
Hollywood continues to mourn the comedian, whose humor never ceased to make us laugh.
we lost a great one in @Joan_Rivers – she was funny all the way to the end
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 4, 2014
So heartbroken … @Joan_Rivers we remember the laughs with tears xo
— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) September 4, 2014
Rest in peace to the beautiful, talented, and funny Joan Rivers pic.twitter.com/lFqaklIJ5f
— Crystal Hefner (@crystalhefner) September 4, 2014
Thanks for the laughs @Joan_Rivers ! The last woman to bed me!
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) September 4, 2014
I really hate you right now God. I love you Joan. Thank you for being in my life this year. Look fabulous in the beyond.
— Jen Kirkman (@JenKirkman) September 4, 2014
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 4, 2014
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
Heaven just got a whole lot funnier. #RIPJoan
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. A force of nature.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) September 4, 2014
tragic to lose such a funny,warm woman as Joan Rivers. My thoughts, prayers & love go out to her family and friends. You will be missed Joan
— Shannen Doherty (@DohertyShannen) September 4, 2014
So funny and irrepressible. Rest in peace, Joan Rivers.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) September 4, 2014
A legend. So funny. So kind to me. So sad. Our E! Family, as well as the entire world, is so grateful… http://t.co/7RZ0ySetVb
— Ross Mathews (@helloross) September 4, 2014
RIP beautiful, lovely, talented, hard-working & always hilarious @Joan_Rivers
— Alicia Quarles (@alicialquarles) September 4, 2014
Oh, Joan. Thank you for being so kind to me & making me laugh until tears in those moments I got spend with you. Rest in peace. 😔
— Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks) September 4, 2014
Rest in peace, funny lady. We will miss you.
— catt sadler (@IAmCattSadler) September 4, 2014
RIP the mighty Joan Rivers. Funny & fearless. Truly one of a kind.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 4, 2014
RIP, #JoanRivers…. What a spirited force, trailblazer and beacon for all things funny. Such a loss.
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) September 4, 2014
We will miss you @Joan_Rivers. What you did in your life was absolutely remarkable. Your rep for kindness to everyone was completely true
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) September 4, 2014
— The Real Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) September 4, 2014
Damnit!!! #RipJoanRivers ;(
— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. You made us laugh and happy.
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) September 4, 2014
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) September 4, 2014
Saddened that Joan Rivers has passed. What a legacy she leaves. Praying for Melissa, Cooper & their family
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) September 4, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joan’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Avery Thompson