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.