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Joan Rivers: 'Always had a one-liner ... but her life wasn't a joke'
Joan Rivers: 'Always had a one-liner ... but her life wasn't a joke'

Joan Rivers -- the comedian, TV host and entertainer extraordinaire who died Thursday at 81 -- said so much during her groundbreaking, decades-long career, that it's difficult to say anything that would do justice to her life and legacy. In The Times, comedian Kathy Griffin penned a touching appreciation of Rivers' work and personal friendship, and reporter Amy Kaufman relayed Rivers' acerbic reply to a plea for her not to die: "That's very sweet. But it's just part of the game." Readers who have consumed and enjoyed decades of Rivers' work have also put their appreciation into words. Here is what some of them have said so far. Isadora Johnson of...

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