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Phyllis Diller dead at 95

Comedian Phyllis Diller -- who paved the way for today's female comics -- has died, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Diller tell us the comedian died at her L.A. home, surrounded by family. She was 95.

We're told Diller had recently fallen, hurting her wrist and hip, and her health had been on the decline ever since. She had been living in hospice care at her home.

Diller suffered a heart attack in 1999 and was later fitted with a pacemaker.

Phyllis began her career all the way back in 1952 -- and rose to fame with her TV specials alongside Bob Hope in the 1960s.

Later that decade, Phyllis starred in her own show called "The Phyllis Diller Show" ... as well as a variety show called "The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show." She was also a regular on "Laugh In."

She also posed for Playboy -- but the pics were never published.


http://www.whptv.com/news/local/stor...ZQ.cspx?rss=50


RIP Phyllis

Thanks for all the laughs over the years!

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Wow, 95. She was definitely a regular on TV growing up. RIP.

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RIP Ms. Diller, What a legend, she was a great comedian.

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A fucking legend and a comedy innovator. The wit she had was just indelible.
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RIP funny lady.

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A true legend, better described in the LA Times story below. RIP, Ms. Diller.

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Great long life for this lady. Definitely remember her from when I was a child. RIP.
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