R.I.P. Joan Rivers

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Comedy trailblazer Joan Rivers passed away earlier today following complications from a surgical procedure last week.

Joan made a career out of taking down the highest and mightiest of the celebrity world, but what she was also a beloved Hollywood personality for nearly six decades.

While Rivers gained headlines in recent years for her feud with Kim Kardashian and her comments about stars like Rihanna and Selena Gomez, but reactions on social media today reflect the love and admiration that so many felt for the comedy icon:

Donald Trump: “Joan Rivers was an amazing woman and a great friend. Her energy and talent were boundless. She will be greatly missed.”

Lisa Vanderpump: “So sad. Each time I met her I thought what a wonderful lady, gracious humble and funny. It’s a huge loss.”

Kathy Griffin: “A legend, a friend, an icon, and wildly funny. One of a kind.”

LeAnn Rimes: “Hope the angels are laughing with you now.”

Denis Leary: “Comedy legend. Comedy trailblazer. I miss her already.”

Pauly D: “At a complete loss for words. You and your family are in my prayers.”

Samuel L. Jackson: “Love her or hate her, we’re all going to miss Joan Rivers. I always respected her go for broke humor.”

Jenny McCarthy: “RIP to the funniest most hardworking lady in the biz. You will be missed.”

Ariana Grande: “RIP Joan Rivers. The MOST fabulous and hilarious.”

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The great love of Joan Rivers‘ life was undeniably her second husband, German film and television producer Edgar Rosenberg. Joan was devastated when her husband of 22 years took his own life on Aug. 14, 1987, but a source close to her knows that she is “happy” to finally be reunited with him after her own sad passing.

 

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