This afternoon, news broke of Joan Rivers’ death. Celebrities, media outlets, and friends have been offering their condolences on Twitter and social media and sharing their best memories of the late comedienne:
.@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
— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 4, 2014
Joan was a classic New Yorker. Her wit, style, moxie, feminist trailblazing, and quiet philanthropy made her a legend. #RIPJoanRivers
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) September 4, 2014
we lost a great one in @Joan_Rivers – she was funny all the way to the end
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 4, 2014
Rest in peace @Joan_Rivers. Thank you for changing my life. I will miss you so much.
— George Kotsiopoulos (@GeorgeKotsi) September 4, 2014
We've lost a true legend today and an amazing woman – a pioneer. She opened up the arena for women in comedy….
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan. You were a true force of nature. You will be missed pic.twitter.com/jqph31dhSB
— Jack Osbourne (@JackOsbourne) September 4, 2014
First Robin. Now Joan. The world just became a less funny place. RIP Joan Rivers.
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. A force of nature.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) 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
So sad about Joan Rivers. Felt lucky to see her live once at the West Bank Cafe. So funny. So gracious. Just funny in her bones. #JoanRivers
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) September 4, 2014
— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) September 4, 2014
Too much to say. A constant source of encouragement for me years before anyone else gave a damn. A full and fabulous life. Love you, Joan.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 4, 2014
Thanks for the laughter Joan. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/26k7Pg0jQC
— Carson Kressley (@CarsonKressley) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers @Joan_Rivers was an amazing woman and a great friend. Her energy and talent were boundless. She will be greatly missed.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2014
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) September 4, 2014
My heart is broken. Joan Rivers RIP. Gone way too soon. All my thoughts & prayers are with Melissa & her family.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) September 4, 2014
One imagines Pearly Gates, and a diaphanously garbed angel, and Joan Rivers bleating: "Those sandals!! Are you kidding me!?!"
— Frank Bruni (@FrankBruni) September 4, 2014
— TIMEHistory (@TIMEHistory) September 4, 2014
She was trailblazing. Hysterical. Thoughtful. We’ll miss you immensely Joan.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) September 4, 2014
RIP to the funniest, most hardworking lady in the biz. You will be missed @Joan_Rivers!
— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers has died. What a sad ending to a brilliant and tragi-comic life; one of the bravest, and funniest of all.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 4, 2014
I love this ballsy, funny, generous, shrewd, unpredictable and loyal woman. I grew up in awe of her as… http://t.co/CqVUOZThNp
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) September 4, 2014
So funny and irrepressible. Rest in peace, Joan Rivers.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan. You will be forever missed.
— Kelly Ripa (@KellyRipa) September 4, 2014
So heartbroken … @Joan_Rivers we remember the laughs with tears xo
— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) 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
RIP Joan Rivers. You made us laugh and happy.
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) September 4, 2014
Goodbye, Joan. You deserved a louder death. #RIPJoanRivers
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 4, 2014
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. Her documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work is on netflix & is one of the best movies ever made about standup comedy.
— Judah Friedlander (@JudahWorldChamp) September 4, 2014
My heart goes out to @MelRivers. Your mom broke the glass ceiling of comedy and proved a woman could be as funny as a man. RIP Joan Rivers.
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) September 4, 2014
RIP the mighty Joan Rivers. Funny & fearless. Truly one of a kind.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 4, 2014
— Taylor Momsen (@taylormomsen) September 4, 2014
In shock hearing that joan rivers died. She felt like someone who was ageless and would live forever. I still don’t really believe it.
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) September 4, 2014
Heartbreak. Our Joan. RIP dear girl.
— Isaac Mizrahi (@IsaacMizrahi) September 4, 2014
— Kimora Lee Simmons (@OfficialKimora) September 4, 2014
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 4, 2014
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 4, 2014
Rip Joan Rivers.I was such a fan of your honesty,talent,work ethic&generosity. U did so much 2 pave the road for females in this biz thnk u
— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) September 4, 2014
Thanks for the laughs @Joan_Rivers ! The last woman to bed me!
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) September 4, 2014
Stritch, Bacall, Rivers. Dammit, 2014, you're taking all the gutsy broads.
— Alynda Wheat (@AlyndaWheat) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. Being publicly told that my dress is hideous will never feel quite as awesome. You will be truly missed.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 4, 2014
My fav joke in "A Piece if Work" looking at the wine's vintage and saying "May" Relevant and funny all the way to the end. Thank you Joan.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) September 4, 2014
A true comedy pioneer has passed. To stay that funny & that relevant into your 80s is an impossible feat in comedy. All hail @Joan_Rivers!!!
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) September 4, 2014
RIP GODDESS: Hail Hail, a GENIUS has vacated this realm: Joan Rivers has died.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) September 4, 2014
Last saw Joan Rivers at the now-legendary birthday bash for @HowardStern. She looked and sounded like a million bucks.
— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers dies at 81. Her face was just 12.
— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers… You were one of the greatest… We will miss you making us laugh by always saying what we were afraid to…
— Jason Priestley (@Jason_Priestley) September 4, 2014
She would want us all to remember her, with laughter. RIP to one lady with all the funny and such… http://t.co/8HMoEz6bS1
— Jenni Pulos (@Jennipulos) September 4, 2014
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) September 4, 2014
Watching Joan Rivers do standup at age 81 was incredible: athletic, jaw-dropping, terrifying, essential. It never stopped. Neither will she.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 4, 2014
We will miss you Joan. You were a legend, a friend and part of our family. Thank you for the love and… http://t.co/KsdDxcIgRn
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) September 4, 2014
— NeNe Leakes (@NeNeLeakes) September 4, 2014
— marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) September 4, 2014
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) September 4, 2014
#RIP, Joan. Thanks for always being so kind to everyone here at E!, and for all the laughs.
— Kristin Dos Santos (@KristinDSantos) September 4, 2014
Joan is going to have a few words to say about everyone in Heaven wearing white after Labor Day. #RIPJoanRivers
— Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey) September 4, 2014
— Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) September 4, 2014
She was a comedic genius and she will be missed. I'm honored to be able to call her my friend #RipJoanRivers
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) September 4, 2014
Dammit, Joan! Why couldn't you have waited til after I got enough clout to get to work with you?! She will be missed. #RIPJoanRivers
— Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) September 4, 2014
"Never be afraid to laugh at yourself. After all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century." #RIPJoanRivers
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) September 4, 2014
Love Her or Hate Her, we're gonna Miss JOAN RIVERS! I always
Respected her go for broke humor. One of a kind.R.I.P.
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers. Sigh. Comedy legend. Comedy trailblazer. Miss her already.
— Denis Leary (@denisleary) 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
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 4, 2014
It was Joan Rivers that put me on the TONIGHT SHOW first! And it was HER Apprentice victory, that motivated me to give it one hundred! #icon
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) September 4, 2014
— Sarah Colonna (@sarahcolonna) September 4, 2014
— Mr. Kenneth Cole (@mr_kennethcole) September 4, 2014
"I don't excercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor." #RIPJoanRivers
— Stephen Merchant (@StephenMerchant) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers. What an extraordinary life. Changed comedy. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for Melissa and Cooper. God bless them all
— Al Roker (@alroker) September 4, 2014
At opening night of A CHORUS LINE – 2006 – she as usual made fun of my "lesbian challenged black tie"… http://t.co/zhXAGB779y
— Rosie (@Rosie) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers guest hosting the Tonight Show in the mid80s taught me that women comedians were every bit as good as men. In that case, better.
— Greg Poehler (@GregPoehler) September 4, 2014
What's the point of wearing all these dumb costumes if Joan's not here to rip them apart 😔 RIP Joan Rivers. You are a one of a one.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) September 4, 2014
— Bret Michaels (@bretmichaels) 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
And in addition to being a trailblazer the great Joan always smelled good.Thanks for taking my challenge. I still owe you one. RIP x,sj
— Sarah Jessica Parker (@SJP) September 4, 2014
— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) September 4, 2014
@Joan_Rivers Godspeed my sweet. Thanks for all the laughs. Thanks for all the love. I miss you already.
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) September 4, 2014
Remembering Joan Rivers. A trailblazing force of nature. "Can we talk?" She sure could. https://t.co/29cBEjVfQr
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) September 4, 2014
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) 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
Very sad to learn about Joan Rivers, a pioneer for women in comedy.
— AlecBaldwin (@AlecBaldwin) September 4, 2014
— Ryan Lochte (@RyanLochte) September 4, 2014
"I enjoy life when things are happening. I don't care if it's good things or bad things.That means you're alive" RIP my adored Joan Rivers
— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers once told me she would die before she'd ever apologize for a joke. I'm glad she made it.
— Anthony Jeselnik (@anthonyjeselnik) September 4, 2014
I loved Joan Rivers. A trailblazing funny lady. Have fun up there. #RIPJoan
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) September 4, 2014
SEE "A PIECE OF WORK" if you haven't and see why this person is a legend LEGEND rest in peace Joan Rivers absolute trailblazer and hero
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) September 4, 2014