Celebrities are mourning the loss of comedian Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday after complications during a routine surgery.

Joan Rivers Dies At 81

Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, who worked closely with her mother, was by her side and released a statement announcing the sad news, thanking fans for their support. “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon,” Melissa wrote.

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Rivers, 81, was steadily working until her death, whether performing stand-up comedy or dishing out various zingers on E’s Fashion Police. Rivers recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote her newest book, Diary of a Mad Diva, which was released in July.

During the interview, Rivers told non-stop jokes, while also recounting her ‘Grandma week’ trip to Italy with grandson Cooper. Folowing Melissa’s statement, many comedians, including Late Night host Seth Meyers, took to Twitter to express their sadness at the loss.

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Known for her unforgiving humor and tendency to push the envelope – Rivers created scandal by making light of everything from Anne Frank to 9/11 – Rivers was a trailblazer in her field. As Samuel L Jackson wrote, “Love Her or Hate Her, we’re gonna Miss JOAN RIVERS!”

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Still more celebrities shared fond memories of being criticized by Rivers for their red carpet looks. In recent years, Rivers continued to give her harsh opinions on various red carpet looks on her E! show Fashion Police.