Best-selling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford says the death of comedian Joan Rivers is "a great loss" to her family, friends and fans.
Aside from her humour and comedic talents, Joan also made her friends laugh in private. Hospitable and generous to a fault, she was loyal and always there for all of us. She will be terribly missed
Here are 10 of the sharpest one-liners from Joan Rivers, who has died aged 81.
Stars have paid tribute to comedian Joan Rivers as fans lay flowers on her Walk of Fame star and comedy venues show their respect.
A pioneer in the world of comedy, Joan Rivers carved a career with her tenacity and an acid tongue that spared no-one - including herself.