Joan Rivers’ Death: Reactions on Twitter from Celebrities and Public Figures

September 4, 2014

The death of Joan Rivers, the legendary and trailblazing comedian and television personality at age 81 has brought forth an outpouring of reactions on Twitter as celebrities and public figures share their condolences, tributes and memories. Here is a roundup of what is being said of the icon of comedy.

The sad news broke on a Thursday afternoon, via a written statement from Melissa Rivers, the daughter of Joan Rivers. It had been a week since Rivers had been rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City after she stopped breathing during a throat procedure at an outpatient clinic and reportedly went into cardiac arrest. In the days that followed, it was Melissa Rivers who issued periodic statements even as speculation was rampant.

In announcing her mother’s death, Melissa Rivers said in part: “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

As news of her death spread around the world, reactions were rapid on social media, especially Twitter which has become our gathering place during such times. Here is a roundup of what is being said.

Reactions continue to pour in, as #RIPJoanRivers continues to be a trending topic on Twitter and many continue to share their thoughts about the legend who sadly is no longer with us.

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