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

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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By Sarah Gray

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

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