September 5th, 2014
Joan Rivers passed away yesterday and, almost immediately, the news was met with a swarm of reactions on Twitter, Facebook and even late-night talk shows. The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon tearfully remembered his time working with the comedy legend, Jimmy Kimmel talked about the number of times she was on his show and on Conan, guest and @Midnight host Chris Hardwick revealed his important relationship with Rivers.
Rivers, as Hardwick explained, would call him up occasionally to get him to explain the internet to her which “is one the reasons why she was so relevant for, like, six decades is that she wanted to know how people communicated now and she wanted to understand digital content.”
“I adored her,” Hardwick continued. “She was lovely and a pioneer, but also never stopped working and such an inspiration and I’m so…I’ve been heartbroken about it all day.”Tweet