Celebrities React to Phyllis Diller Death
6:38 pm, August 20th, 2012
Here are some of the thoughts that celebrities are sharing about the comedienne and her legacy:
Barbra Streisand: I adored her. She was a wondrous spirit who was great to me.”
Ellen DeGeneres: “We lost a comedy legend today. Phyllis Diller was the queen of the one-liners. She was a pioneer.
Seth MacFarlane: “Let’s all drink to the great Phyllis Diller. Peter Griffin is going to miss his mom.”
Billy Ray Cyrus: “R. I. P. Phyllis Diller. Thanks for all the laughs.”
Reba McEntire: “Gonna miss Phyllis Diller. Rest in peace my friend. The world is a better place because of you. Happy Trails.”
Henry Winkler: “A painter on canvas and in humor of the human condition MAY REST IN PEACE making GOD laugh.”
Ruth Buzzi: “Thank you for what you did for all women in comedy who followed your path. My dear friend, rest in peace; I’ll miss you.”
Josh Elliott: “RIP Phyllis Diller: a trailblazing comic great, dead today at the age of 95. My dad LOVED her. I’d like to think that now, they can meet.”
Joan Rivers: “I’m beyond saddened by the death of Phyllis Diller. We were friends – Melissa and I had a wonderful time with her at lunch just a month ago.” She added, “The only tragedy is that Phyllis Diller was the last from an era that insisted a woman had to look funny in order to be funny.”
Dane Cook: “Phyllis Diller passed away – age 95. Legend. Inspiration. A funny human being that brought tons of laughs to this world. #RIP#IconComedian.”
Whoopi Goldberg: “A true original has died. Phyllis Diller There was NOOne like her, no 1looked like her sounded like her. A FUNNY FUNNY. Classy& Smart RIP.”
Albert Brooks: “R.I.P. Phyllis Diller.”
Justine Bateman: “When I grow up, I want to be a ‘Broad’ like Phyllis Diller.”
Jim Gaffigan: “RIP Phyllis Diller. Comedy legend. Always made me laugh.”
Kathy Griffin: “Phyllis Diller. Pls recognize she paved the way, single handedly 4 YEARS 4 us FEMALE comedians. I knew her to b a doll! #RESPECT.”
Paula Abdul: “RIP to an original First Lady of Comedy, the great Phyllis Diller. She remains a trailblazer & inspiration for all women in entertainment.”
On a personal note, Gossip Cop shared one of the most hysterical dinners ever many years ago with Diller, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Dom DeLuise — Thanks for a memorable night!
Gossip Cop will update as more stars react to the sad news.
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