Celebrities Remember the Iconic Phyllis Diller, Dead at 95

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Celebrities Remember the Iconic Phyllis Diller, Dead at 95
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Fellow comic, Whoop Goldberg tweeted her sadness about the death of Phyllis Diller.

Comedienne Phyllis Diller, best known for her razor-sharp wit and ingenious self-deprecating humor, passed away in Los Angeles on August 20. She was 95. After news of her death broke, a collection of celebrities hit Twitter to share memories of the legendary funnywoman and express their sorrow.

Kiefer Sutherland wrote " Today marked the passing of one of the great comedic icons of all time. She was also my friend. Phyllis Diller, you'll always make me laugh." He then shared a photo of them sharing a laugh together.

"PHYLLIS DILLER : a painter on canvas and in humor of the human condition MAY REST IN PEACE making GOD laugh" -- Henry Winkler

Cher tweeted "Oh!God that makes me sad! What a shame We loved her in this house! She was More amazing than i sayRT @ian_slick Phyllis Diller dead at 95,"

"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... 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 " and " If she had started today, Phyllis could have stood there in Dior and Harry Winston and become the major star that she was. I adored her!" -- "Fashion Police" star Joan Rivers

An emotional Penn Jillette wrote "A hero, a pioneer, a good friend, an Aristocrat and one tough fucking chick, who made my mom and me laugh a lot is dead. I will miss her " and then added " I was so upset that I didn't even write her name. My hero and friend who is now dead is Phyllis Diller . Man, I loved her."

"We lost a comedy legend today. Phyllis Diller was the queen of the one-liners. She was a pioneer." -- Ellen DeGeneres

"Phyllis Diller now? Jeez, we are losing all the greats." -- Aubrey O'Day

Whoopi Goldberg wrote " 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"

"Gonna miss Phyllis Diller . Rest in peace my friend. The world is a better place because of you. Happy Trails." -- Country music superstar and actress Reba McEntire

"I was very lucky to have Phyllis Diller as a friend for 30 years and she was as good of friend as she was a comedienne." -- Sally Jessy Raphael

Barbra Streisand's official handle tweeted "Barbra Streisand on the passing of Phyllis Diller: I adored her she was a wondrous spirit who was great to me. - Barbra Streisand."

"RIP Phyllis Diller. What a Trailblazer. Thank you for your brains and sass...from women everywhere." -- Haylie Duff

Adam Shankman wrote "No!!! #phyllisdiller has now left us as well?!! I used 2 trick or treat at her house! The funniest and sweetest woman! RIP #pioneer !"

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