Tributes are flooding in on social media for comedienne Joan Rivers, whose death was confirmed this evening.
She may have been very controversial in her humour at times, but many have taken to Twitter to speak about how she was a friend and an inspiration:
Here’s one of our favourite of Joan’s moments, starring two divas – Miss Piggy and Miss Rivers:
Comedienne Joan Rivers has passed away.
Her daughter Melissa confirmed the news in a statement this evening, which read, “She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends.
“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.”
Joan was reportedly moved out of intensive care earlier today.
The star was rushed to hospital last week after complications occurred during a routine surgery.
Rest in peace, Joan.