Her career took in highs and lows but she still performed in her 80s, as David Sillito reports
Famous faces have paid tribute to comedian and TV host Joan Rivers, who has died in New York at the age of 81.
US talk show host David Letterman said that the acerbic wit was “a real pioneer for other women looking for careers in stand-up comedy”.
Presenter Ellen DeGeneres echoed her significance, adding: “I’m very sad she’s gone”.
Prince Charles called Rivers “an extraordinary woman with an original and indefatigable spirit.”
He added that she had “an unstoppable sense of humour and an enormous zest for life. She will be hugely missed and utterly irreplaceable.”
Rivers was a guest at the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall’s wedding in 2005, and also performed at a Prince’s Trust benefit concert on his 60th birthday.
Source:: BBC Entertainment