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Phyllis Diller Dead! B&B's Brad Bell Issues Statement On Her Passing!

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Sad news to report this afternoon.  Comedienne extraordinaire Phyllis Diller died in her sleep in Los Angeles today surrounded by her family.  Diller was 95 years old. TMZ.com reported that they were told that Diller had recently fallen hurting her wrist and hip — but her rep says the injury had nothing to do with her death.

Diller recently appeared in a return daytime stint as Gladys Pope  on The Bold and the Beautiful!  The shows executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell issued this statement today; ” I was saddened to hear of the passing of Phyllis Diller who was a life-long friend of my mother, Lee Phillip Bell, and a long term character, “Gladys Pope”, on The Bold and the Beautiful.  Her last television performance, at 95 years old, was on our show.  Phyllis will be remembered by the laughter she brought to those who knew and loved her, including audiences around the world.”

After the jump watch the news story that broke on KTLA in Los Angeles today on Diller’s passing!  Let us know your thoughts about remembering Phyllis!

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Not to take anything away from Phyllis Diller – a great lady, but this reminds me of the passing of my own grandmother back in May. who would have been 95 and who died in her sleep too. I think once a person gets to a certain age they are just ready to go. They say her injury has nothing to do with it, but I don’t believe that. When you are in your 90s and suffer an injury, I think you get a little depressed. Ms. Diller was probably ready to go and was fortunate to pass peacefully in… Read more »

caroldee
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Her laugh will echo in our hearts forever..A legion has died and a great lady who paved the way for women in entertainment everywhere. RIP Phyllis..

susan M.
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susan M.

DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blake
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Blake

Love Phyllis. She was so witty and hilarious on everything she did. Especially on Roseanne’s nuts. See the link below to see her on there lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MixTJhgDQQg

susan M.
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susan M.

I watched it… Very funny.. And she was as smart as a whip !!!

Blake
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Yes I kept it on my dvr and showed it to friends and they died laughing also lol. And yes she was definitely smart as a whip like when she was a year ago on Rosie O’Donnell’s one hour tribute to her on her show. If you haven’t seen that yet you should!

Blake
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And I loved her on B&B, got to see her last appearance she did a few months ago on there. And love that Rosie O’Donnell had a one hour tribute to her last year with all her old costumes around and the tribute to her from the female comedians who were inspired by her like Chelsea Handler, Kathy Griffin, Loni Love, etc.

mo
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I’m so glad she came back to B&B. She was fabulous and fun and fantastic. She was a great lady–so funny. RIP Phyllis.

susan M.
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susan M.

Phyllis Diller was smart & very, very funny.. And quick as a whip with her funny comments..She alway’s had her wits in tack….I was just talking about her the other day with my cousin on the phone…And saying she’s 95 & still kickin….Wow!!!! I alway’s liked her a lot..That famous LAUGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She will be missed…

sj
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Great Lady!!

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