(LATIMES) — Phyllis Diller, who died in her sleep Monday at age 95, was being remembered by friends and fans as a woman who blazed a path and made masses laugh.
Penn Jillette summed it up well: "A hero, a pioneer, a good friend, an Aristocrat and one tough ... chick, who made my mom and me laugh a lot is dead. I will miss her."
OK, with one minor flaw, but hey, that's comedy: "I was so upset that I didn't even write her name. My hero and friend who is now dead is Phyllis Diller. Man, I loved her."
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Ellen DeGeneres remembered her similarly: "We lost a comedy legend today. Phyllis Diller was the queen of the one-liners. She was a pioneer."