Celebrities React to Joan Rivers’ Death
The entertainment world lost another legend today, as news had spread that Joan Rivers passed away today, Sept. 4, at the age of 81. Rivers had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 after she stopped breathing during a routine throat procedure.
Rivers was one of the last remaining comedians of the golden era and was still performing stand-up as late as the night before her hospitalization. She no doubt had a tremendous influence not only on female comediennes, but all comedians in general for her no-nonsense, unapologetic approach to comedy.
Several celebrities, including Ariana Grande, Lena Dunham, Anna Kendrick, Sarah Silverman, Ellen DeGeneres and more, took to various social media outlets to express their sadness upon hearing the news.
rip Joan Rivers :'( the MOST fabulous and hilarious. Frankie and I saw her live and met her multiple… http://t.co/2n9jlUvYNw
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 4, 2014
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) 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
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) 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
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) September 4, 2014
She was trailblazing. Hysterical. Thoughtful. We’ll miss you immensely Joan.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) 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
I loved Joan Rivers. A trailblazing funny lady. Have fun up there. #RIPJoan
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) September 4, 2014
I just heard the sad news… RIP Joan Rivers My sincerest condolences go out to her family.
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) September 4, 2014
Condolences and love to the family of Joan Rivers and to her friends at Fashion Police. You will be missed.
— bella thorne (@bellathorne) September 4, 2014
— Taylor Momsen (@taylormomsen) September 4, 2014
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) September 4, 2014
Joan was such a wonderful woman. Everytime I worked with her she was such a pleasure. One of the… http://t.co/y8dcUMiIjp
— Ashley Benson (@AshBenzo) September 4, 2014
A fearless trailblazer she was. And a funny one to boot. My thoughts are w/ Melissa & the Rivers family. #ripjoanrivers
— Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) 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
Heaven just got a little funnier. We will miss you, Joan. There will never be another one like you.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) September 4, 2014
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) September 4, 2014