Joan Rivers has died aged 81 today.
Joan’s daughter has released a statement today announcing the death of her mum. The statement said Joan passed away “peacefully” this afternoon surrounded by family and close friends.
Celebrities have taken to the popular social website, Twitter to express their sadness:
Whoopi Goldberg has said: “My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal… There are no words. Bon Voyage Joan”.
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