The death of iconic comedian Joan Rivers has drawn tributes and homages from Hollywood and all around the world.
Rivers died on Thursday following complications after a routine surgery. She was aged 81.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson was among the first to pay homage, writing on his Twitter: “Love Her or Hate Her, we’re gonna Miss JOAN RIVERS! I always Respected her go for broke humor. One of a kind.R.I.P.”
Sharon Osbourne, whose daughter Kelly hosts Fashion Police alongside Joan and Melissa, tweeted: “We’ve lost a true legend today and an amazing woman – a pioneer. She opened up the arena for women in comedy.”
“Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer. She paved the way for a lot of comedians. I’m very sad she’s gone,” Ellen DeGeneres tweeted.
Former chat show host Larry King posted a touching tribute to Joan, writing: “.@Joan_Rivers was a dear & wonderful friend who I’ve known for 45yrs. Great guest, pal, comedian & mother. We will never see her likes again.”
Singer Jordin Sparks tweeted: “Oh, Joan. Thank you for being so kind to me & making me laugh until tears in those moments I got spend with you. Rest in peace.”
“RIP Joan Rivers. A force of nature,” comedian and Family Guy creator Seth Meyers tweeted.
Rest in peace, Joan.