The death of Phyllis Diller, the comedian who blazed a trail for women in stand-up comedy, has prompted an outpouring of reaction online.
On Twitter, celebrities and fellow comics are saluting Diller's influence and her ability. A sampling of reactions:
-- "I adored her. She was a wondrous spirit who was great to me" -- @Barbra Streisand
-- "Let's all drink to the great Phyllis Diller. Peter Griffin is going to miss his mom." -- @SethMacFarlane
-- "Phyllis Diller: you got to be here for almost a century, and you seemed genuinely happy the whole time" -- @pattonoswalt
-- "We lost a comedy legend today. Phyllis Diller was the queen of the one-liners. She was a pioneer." -- @TheEllenShow (Ellen DeGeneres)
-- "Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight." RIP PhyllisDiller" -- @ninagarcia
-- "Gonna miss Phyllis Diller. Rest in peace my friend. The world is a better place because of you. Happy Trails". -- @reba (Reba McEntire)
-- "PhyllisDiller, thank you for what you did for all women in comedy who followed your path. My dear friend, rest in peace; I'll miss you" -- @ Ruth_A_Buzzi
-- "If she had started today, Phyllis could have stood there in Dior and Harry Winston and become the major star that she was. I adored her!" -- @Joan_Rivers
-- "PhyllisDiller passed away -- age 95. Legend. Inspiration. A funny human being that brought tons of laughs to this world. #RIP #IconComedian" -- @danecook
-- "A true original has died. Phyllis Diller There was NOOne like her, no 1looked like her sounded like her. A FUNNY FUNNY. Classy& Smart RIP" -- @WhoopiGoldberg
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