Sadly Joan Rivers has passed away today at the age of 81, following a medical procedure and days of uncertainty. Even if you were not a fan of her jokes, you cannot deny that she was unapologetic about who she was, and a trailblazer for other female comedians. Joan also brought a much needed sense of fun and playfulness to the too serious fashion industry, and never took things–or herself–too seriously. She was never afraid to speak her mind or give her opinion, which is something we can all admire.
See how Hollywood reacted to the legend’s passing:
1. Suzanne Somers
Joan Rivers; I smile to think she’s hanging with Robin Williams right now….Imagine! Heaven must be quite a different place. Love you both.
— Suzanne Somers (@SuzanneSomers) September 4, 2014
2. Christian Siriano
Heartbroken to hear about Joan Rivers. She was so kind to me, to my family, and she helped many people behind the scenes. RIP to the legend.
— Christian Siriano (@CSiriano) September 4, 2014
3. Fashion Police
3. — E!’s Fashion Police (@e_FashionPolice) September 4, 2014
4. Roseanne Barr
RIP GODDESS: Hail Hail, a GENIUS has vacated this realm: Joan Rivers has died.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) September 4, 2014
5. Bette Midler
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
6. Joel McHale
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
7. Alison Sweeney
— Alison Sweeney (@Ali_Sweeney) September 4, 2014
8. Kristin Chenoweth
RIP Joan Rivers. You made us laugh and happy.
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) September 4, 2014
9. Ellen DeGeneres
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
10. Nina Garcia
Broken hearted for Melissa and Joan’s family… and for all of us … Who’s going to make us laugh? RIP Joan Rivers
— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) September 4, 2014
11. Piers Morgan
Unapologetically offensive, kind, tough, complicated, irrepressible, supremely energetic…and above all, bloody funny. RIP Joan Rivers.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 4, 2014
12. Donald Trump
Joan Rivers @Joan_Rivers was an amazing woman and a great friend. Her energy and talent were boundless. She will be greatly missed.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2014
13. Louise Roe
Fashion just lost it’s wittiest fairy. So sad. #RIP Joan Rivers.
— Louise Roe (@louiseroe) September 4, 2014
14. Ricky Gervais
RIP the mighty Joan Rivers. Funny & fearless. Truly one of a kind.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 4, 2014
15. Dita Von Teese
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