R.I.P. Joan Rivers, 1933-2014

Only a few hours ago, Joan Rivers, after being hospitalized and put into a medically induced coma, has passed away at the age of 81. She leaves a unbelievably long whirlwind of a career in comedy where Joan fiercely fought and clawed for everything she’s gotten on her terms as you can clearly see in the documentary Piece of Work.

While people are posting clips of her stand up, interviews, etc. today in remembrance, please know, no matter how ribald, risqué, controversial, or “blue” Joan has gotten, she has always went for the joke regardless of how far she had to take it and made herself a legend for that.