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Hollywood Remembers Joan Rivers

"There are no words," Whoopi Goldberg tweeted. "Bon Voyage Joan."

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When news broke that Joan Rivers died Thursday at the age of 81, the comedy world came out en masse to mourn the trailblazer.

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

Kathy Griffin@kathygriffin

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

12:09 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Whoopi Goldberg@WhoopiGoldberg

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

12:15 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer. She paved the way for a lot of comedians. I’m very sad she’s gone.

Ellen DeGeneres@TheEllenShow

Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer. She paved the way for a lot of comedians. I’m very sad she’s gone.

12:25 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Sarah Silverman@SarahKSilverman

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

12:45 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

RIP GODDESS: Hail Hail, a GENIUS has vacated this realm: Joan Rivers has died.

Roseanne Barr@therealroseanne

RIP GODDESS: Hail Hail, a GENIUS has vacated this realm: Joan Rivers has died.

12:41 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Jimmy Kimmel@jimmykimmel

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

12:03 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So funny and irrepressible. Rest in peace, Joan Rivers.

bob saget@bobsaget

So funny and irrepressible. Rest in peace, Joan Rivers.

12:23 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@Joan_Rivers Godspeed my sweet. Thanks for all the laughs. Thanks for all the love. I miss you already.

Jane Lynch@janemarielynch

@Joan_Rivers Godspeed my sweet. Thanks for all the laughs. Thanks for all the love. I miss you already.

12:48 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

RIP the mighty Joan Rivers. Funny & fearless. Truly one of a kind.

Ricky Gervais@rickygervais

RIP the mighty Joan Rivers. Funny & fearless. Truly one of a kind.

12:06 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Joan Rivers. :( If you are young and only know her from Fashion Police, watch the doc "A Piece of Work" to see what a true pioneer she was!

Rachel Dratch@TheRealDratch

Joan Rivers. :(
If you are young and only know her from Fashion Police, watch the doc "A Piece of Work" to see what a true pioneer she was!

12:48 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Goddamn it. Prayers for Mel, family & friends. http://t.co/Nez1KnR0to

Retta@unfoRETTAble

Goddamn it.

Prayers for Mel, family & friends. http://t.co/Nez1KnR0to

12:33 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

We will miss you @Joan_Rivers. What you did in your life was absolutely remarkable. Your rep for kindness to everyone was completely true

12:34 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

RIP Joan Rivers. A force of nature.

Proving just how many people her life and career had inspired, Joan was also mourned by Hollywood at large.

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

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

12:39 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Joan Rivers has died. What a sad ending to a brilliant and tragi-comic life; one of the bravest, and funniest of all.

12:36 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I told Maron I'd have a zinger when Joan died. But I didn't think she ever would. She felt eternal, and anyway, zingers are her territory.

Lena Dunham@lenadunham

I told Maron I'd have a zinger when Joan died. But I didn't think she ever would. She felt eternal, and anyway, zingers are her territory.

12:51 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

That being said, Joan is gone but a piece of her lives on: her nose, because it's made of polyurethane.

Lena Dunham@lenadunham

That being said, Joan is gone but a piece of her lives on: her nose, because it's made of polyurethane.

12:52 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

RIP Joan Rivers. Being publicly told that my dress is hideous will never feel quite as awesome. You will be truly missed.

12:44 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There wasn't a single topic that made Joan Rivers nervous. She joked about abortion before anybody. #GutsyBroad

Martha Plimpton@MarthaPlimpton

There wasn't a single topic that made Joan Rivers nervous. She joked about abortion before anybody. #GutsyBroad

1:42 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Kelly Osbourne@KellyOsbourne

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

5:50 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Goodbye my friend Joan Rivers. You were a huge part of my professional life and you brightened up the horizon with your Chutzpah! Sad!

Boy George@BoyGeorge

Goodbye my friend Joan Rivers. You were a huge part of my professional life and you brightened up the horizon with your Chutzpah! Sad!

12:42 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

RIP Joan Rivers... You made fun of my boobies just last week and it was an HONOR. Thanks for making so many people laugh here on Earth.

Demi Lovato@ddlovato

RIP Joan Rivers... You made fun of my boobies just last week and it was an HONOR. Thanks for making so many people laugh here on Earth. 👸💗

1:06 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I am so sad. May I live my life as full as #JoanRivers did. Today is a sad day, but I will try and laugh to honor her #CanWeTalk #RIPJoan

Sarah Michelle@RealSMG

I am so sad. May I live my life as full as #JoanRivers did. Today is a sad day, but I will try and laugh to honor her #CanWeTalk #RIPJoan

12:53 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Heaven just got a whole lot funnier. #RIPJoan

Andy Cohen@Andy

Heaven just got a whole lot funnier. #RIPJoan

12:04 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

RIP Joan Rivers. You made us laugh and happy.

She was HILARIOUS She was FUN She was a HARD WORKER & She didn't bite her TONGUE! You will be missed RIP Joan Rivers!

La Toya Jackson@latoyajackson

She was HILARIOUS
She was FUN
She was a HARD WORKER &
She didn't bite her TONGUE!
You will be missed RIP Joan Rivers!

12:35 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Thanks for the laughs @Joan_Rivers ! The last woman to bed me!

Lance Bass@LanceBass

Thanks for the laughs @Joan_Rivers ! The last woman to bed me!

12:03 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Moi is deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and legend, Joan Rivers. We were always two of a kind. I will miss her.

Miss Piggy@RealMissPiggy

Moi is deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and legend, Joan Rivers. We were always two of a kind. I will miss her.

5:20 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Amy Poehler, who is not on Twitter, released a statement.

"What a full life. Every woman in comedy is indebted to her. She was there at the beginning and funny to the end. RIP Joan."

As did Louis C.K.

"I feel very lucky that I knew Joan Rivers and I feel very sad that she's gone. She was a great comedian and a wonderful person. I never saw someone attack a stage with so much energy. She was a controlled lightning bolt. She was a prolific and unpredictable, joyful joke writer. She loved comedy. She loved the audience. She was a great actress and should have done that more. She loved living and working. She was kind. She was real. She was brave. She was funny and you just wanted to be around her. I looked up to her. I learned from her. I loved her. I liked her. And I already miss her very much. It really fucking sucks that she had to die all of a sudden."

And David Letterman.

"Here's a woman, a real pioneer for other women looking for careers in stand-up comedy. And talk about guts — she would come out here and sit in this chair and say some things that were unbelievable, just where you would have to swallow pretty hard ... but it was hilarious ... the force of her comedy was overpowering."

But, perhaps, no one put it better than Samuel L. Jackson.

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

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.

12:26 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite