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Hollywood Reacts to Joan Rivers' Death

The entertainment industry is mourning the loss of Joan Rivers, and many stars took to Twitter to share their condolences and memories of the comedian.

Hollywood Reacts to Joan Rivers' Death
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Sarah Silverman: “My heart is torn in half. She wasn't done.”

Barbara Walters: “No one loved life, laughter, and a good time more than Joan. We would have dinner and laugh and gossip and I always left the table smiling. She was a brassy, often outrageous, and hilarious performer who made millions laugh. In private, she was the picture of elegance and class. I will miss her.”

Kelly Osbourne: "I'm completely heartbroken by the loss of my beloved Joan. Not only was she my boss, she was and will always be my teacher, therapist, closest friend, inspiration and the only grandmother I ever knew. She was family and I will never forget her. Laughter will be difficult for a while but when I'm sad, lonely or upset all I will have to do is think of Joan and a smile will cross my face. Laughter is what she gave us and laughter is what she would want us to do in remembrance of her. Melissa and Cooper, my thoughts are with you and I love you both so much. Joan, thank you for taking me in and loving me as a daughter. I will miss you deeply and will always hear your voice in my head saying 'my darling get out there and be you!'"

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

Whitney Cummings: “Joan, I love you. So much. My heart is broken.”

Jimmy Kimmel: “we lost a great one in @Joan_Rivers - she was funny all the way to the end.”

Seth Meyers: “RIP Joan Rivers. A force of nature.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: "My heart is broken. Joan Rivers RIP. Gone way too soon. All my thoughts & prayers are with Melissa & her family."

Andy Cohen: "She was so indomitable we all thought she would live forever. Joan was a trailblazer and an indelible part of pop culture." See Andy's full statement here.

Judah Friedlander: "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." 

Kelly Ripa: “Joan Rivers was a pioneer in the entertainment industry. Fearless, tireless, and brilliantly funny. I will forever look up to Joan. She was a true friend.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family.”

Leann Rimes: “Sad news, Joan Rivers just passed. R.I.P. Funny lady Thanks for the laughs & for your heart Hope the angels are laughing w/ you now.”

Dolly Parton: "Though her death is no laughing matter, her life was nothing but.  I know she would want us all to keep smiling.  And I know we always will when we think of her.  Rest in peace, Joan. We will always love you."

E! and NBCUniversal: “For decades Joan has made people laugh, shattered glass ceilings and revolutionized comedy. She was unapologetic and fiercely dedicated to entertaining all of us and has left an indelible mark on the people that worked with her and on her legions of fans. She’s been a much beloved member of the E! family for over 20 years and the world is less funny without her in it. Today our hearts are heavy knowing Joan will not be bounding through the doors.”

"Extra" also caught up with a number of Hollywood stars to remember the comedy legend, including actress Allison Janney, talk show hosts Kelly Ripa, and Larry King, and comedians George Lopez, Howie Mandel, and Tim Allen.