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Stars pay heartfelt tributes to comedian Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers died after suffering a cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure. Photo: Reuters

Stars have paid tribute to comedian Joan Rivers, who died yesterday aged 81.

Kelly Osbourne posted this picture of her and Rivers on Twitter and wrote: "My life will never be the same without you!"

A statement from Barbra Streisand said: "I first met Joan Molinsky, that was her real name, when I was 17 years old and we were both in a off, off Broadway show called 'Driftwood.' She was a real character then and now. I am so upset by her passing. She was too young and had too much to do still."

Boy George tweeted this photograph of the pair together and said: "Goodbye my friend Joan Rivers. You were a huge part of my professional life and you brightened up the horizon with your chutzpah! Sad!"

Israeli President even said in a statement: "Joan Rivers brought laughter to millions around the world and was proud of her Jewish heritage and a vocal supporter of the State of Israel. We will miss her deeply and we send our heartfelt condolences to her family."

Elsewhere fans found a way to pay their own tributes to Rivers by laying flowers on her star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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And comedy venues in California echoed tributes paid to comedian Robin Williams by putting Rivers' up outside.

The sign at the Laugh Factory in California. Credit: Reuters

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