Hollywood remembers Joan Rivers: Ellen DeGeneres, Ricky Gervais and more respond to comedian's death

As news of Joan Rivers death spread, stars took to Twitter to remember the trailblazing comedian

By Sarah Gray

Published September 4, 2014 8:00PM (EDT)

Joan Rivers         (Reuters/Molly Riley)
Joan Rivers (Reuters/Molly Riley)

Comedian Joan Rivers passed away on Thursday, at the age of 81. Following the news of her death, there was an outpouring of love and remembrance on Twitter -- naturally, mingled with sharp wit and bold humor. Here's how Hollywood, and beyond, remembered Joan Rivers:

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Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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