Joan Rivers may not have always pleased everyone at once, but celebrities reacting to the 81-year-old trailblazer’s death on Twitter today are confirming that her legacy will be one filled with laughs. In the words of so many she inspired, Joan was an “icon,” a “force of nature,” and “absolutely remarkable.”
She will be missed!
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 4, 2014
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) 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
@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
If you want to see a glimpse of who Joan Rivers was, watch PIECE OF WORK on Netflix. She was unprecedented and never backed down. RIP.
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) September 4, 2014
Heaven just got a whole lot funnier. #RIPJoan
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) 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
RIP, Joan. You will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/DMO53btGZi
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 4, 2014
Thanks for the laughs @Joan_Rivers ! The last woman to bed me!
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) 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
Joan Rivers was one of a kind! Thank you for the laughs @Joan_Rivers! And for making me truly petrified of bad shopping decisions!
— Blake McIver (@BlakeMcIver) September 4, 2014
So sad about Joan Rivers. She was such a kind and absolutely hilarious woman. My heart goes out to her family. pic.twitter.com/k3HV2hf4nZ
— Brad Goreski (@mrbradgoreski) September 4, 2014
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) September 4, 2014
Sad to hear of Joan Rivers' passing. A great lady. It was honor to have the chance to spend the day with her once. pic.twitter.com/NcXKSDxvQw
— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) September 4, 2014
RIP GODDESS: Hail Hail, a GENIUS has vacated this realm: Joan Rivers has died.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) 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
That being said, Joan is gone but a piece of her lives on: her nose, because it's made of polyurethane.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) 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
RIP Joan Rivers. A force of nature.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) 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
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
RIP to the funniest, most hardworking lady in the biz. You will be missed @Joan_Rivers!
— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) September 4, 2014
I'm so sad 2 hear tht Joan Rivers passed away 2day :( A pioneer in women's comedy & a survivor w a capital S! Thank U Joan 4all th laughs <3
— Fran Drescher (@frandrescher) 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
I am so sorry at the passing of Joan Rivers. She was a friend. She inspired me. She made me laugh since I was a kid, and I loved her so much
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) 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
— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 4, 2014
— Not Will Smith (@_Wize_) September 4, 2014