Phyllis Diller's death: Celebrities react on Twitter
(CBS/AP) The news of comedienne Phyllis Diller's death has caused an outpouring from celebrities mourning the 1950s television and nightclub staple.
Diller died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home at the age of 95.
"She died peacefully in her sleep with a smile on her face," her longtime manager, Milton Suchin, told The Associated Press.
Diller, whose stand-up act was built around the persona of the corner-cutting housewife, was highly regarded in Hollywood for paving the way for female stand-up comics.
Many of her peers have taken to Twitter to express their sentiments.
Phyllis Diller was a friend of mine. 1 time she came over with a 70 year old guy. Told me she was "Robbing the cradle". RIP-- Dylan McDermott (@DylanMcDermott) August 20, 2012
Today marked the passing of one of the great comedic icons of all time. She was also my friend. Phyllis Diller, you'll always make me laugh.-- Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) August 20, 2012
I adored Phyllis Diller - she was a great guest, a terrific lady & certainly one of the funniest people ever yfrog.com/h3u71clcj-- Larry King(@kingsthings) August 20, 2012
I'm beyond saddened by the death of Phyllis Diller. We were friends - Melissa and I had a wonderful time with her at lunch just a month ago.-- Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) August 20, 2012
A fond farewell to Phyllis Diller. Thanks for all the laughs dear friend. Thank you most of all for your sweetness to my mother. Godspeed.-- Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) August 20, 2012
We lost a comedy legend today. Phyllis Diller was the queen of theone-liners. She was a pioneer.-- Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 20, 2012
Gonna miss Phyllis Diller. Rest in peace my friend. The world is a better place because of you. Happy Trails.-- Reba McEntire (@reba) August 20, 2012
A true original has died. Phyllis DillerThere was NOOne like her, no 1looked like her sounded like her. A FUNNY FUNNY. Classy& Smart RIP-- Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) August 20, 2012
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