Hollywood reacts to the death of Phyllis Diller

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Hollywood reacts to the passing of comic pioneer Phyllis Diller:

— "I adored her. She was a wondrous spirit who was great to me." — Barbra Streisand.

— "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, on Twitter.

— "I adored Phyllis Diller - she was a great guest, a terrific lady & certainly one of the funniest people ever." — Larry King, via Twitter.

— "The thing that strikes me most about Phyllis, aside from a joy to be around, was her uniqueness. There was no one like Phyllis before, and I doubt if there will be anyone after." — Bob Newhart.

— "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 tweeted.

— "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, via Twitter.

— "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" — Tweeted Dylan McDermott.

— "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" — Whoopi Goldberg, on Twitter.

— "We lost a comedy legend today. Phyllis Diller was the queen of the one-liners. She was a pioneer." — Ellen DeGeneres, on Twitter.

— "She was responsible for getting me one of my first jobs. I loved her and I will miss her tremendously, as will the whole world." — Rip Taylor.

— "She was one of a kind. A brilliant talent and an extremely supportive friend, when you needed one. When I had the accident that broke my leg a couple of years ago, hers was the first voice that managed to reach me by phone at the hospital. She was also the first note I received, written on a piece of paper it said ... 'Money's scarce. Times are hard. Here's your F(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)ing get well card - Phyllis.' She knew how to lift your spirits. I loved her and we will all miss her." — Carol Channing.

— "Gonna miss Phyllis Diller. Rest in peace my friend. The world is a better place because of you. Happy Trails." — Reba McEntire, on Twitter.

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