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Joan Rivers Dead: Stars Of Stage And Screen Pay Tribute To The Legendary Comic On Twitter

04/09/2014 21:53 BST | Updated 04/09/2014 22:59 BST
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Stars of stage and screen have being paying tribute to Joan Rivers following her death at the age of 81.

Her daughter, Melissa, confirmed the news that her mother had died at in a statement on Thursday.

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Her death comes a week after she suffered a heart attack during an operation on her throat at a doctor's surgery in New York.

Stars from both sides of the Atlantic, including Ricky Gervais, Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Piers Morgan, Boy George and Bette Midler have all taken to Twitter to pay their last respects to the comedy legend.

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