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RIP Phyllis Diller: Comedy legend dies at 95; Celebs, fans mourn


Her family is confirming the sad news.

#BREAKINGNEWS Comedian Phyllis Diller has died at the age of 95, family tells ABC7

— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) August 20, 2012

Twitter immediately began mourning, and celebrities tweeted some of their fond memories of the comedy legend.

Lucky enough to work with Phyllis Diller a few times. Loved her. Sad to hear she died. A hero of mine.

— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) August 20, 2012

RIP Phyllis Diller. Comedy legend. Always made me laugh.

— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) August 20, 2012

When I grow up, I want to be a "Broad" like Phyllis Diller.

— Justine Bateman (@JustineBateman) August 20, 2012

I was lucky enough to meet and work with Phyllis Diller. She was gracious, hysterical, and endlessly kind. She will be greatly missed by all

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) August 20, 2012

RIP Phyllis Diller. You paved the way for all of the talented funny women who came after you. There's a little less laughter in the world.

— Jace Lacob (@televisionary) August 20, 2012

Prayers and remembrances continue to pour in.

She was one funny lady. RIP Phyllis Diller.

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 20, 2012

Goodbye Phyllis Diller and Fangs for all the laughs. My childhood is washing away like a sandcastle in high tide.

— Paul Myers (@pulmyears) August 20, 2012

Some are tweeting out their favorite Diller quotes in her honor.

Quote from Phyllis Diller: "Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home."

— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) August 20, 2012

Damn it I'm old. One night I answered the door with a broom in my hand, the guy tried to sell me flight insurance. -Phyllis Diller

— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) August 20, 2012

Twitchy will update as more information on her sad passing comes in.

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