Joan Rivers’ death Thursday and the loss of a legend affected many people, but none more than her "Fashion Police" co-hosts, Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic.
Osbourne, 29, took to Facebook to say, "I'm completely heartbroken by the loss of my beloved Joan. Not only was she my boss, she was and will always be my teacher, therapist, closest friend, inspiration and the only grandmother I ever knew."
She continued, "She was family and I will never forget her. Laughter will be difficult for a while but when I'm sad, lonely or upset all I will have to do is think of Joan and a smile will cross my face. Laughter is what she gave us and laughter is what she would want us to do in remembrance of her. Melissa and Cooper, my thoughts are with you and I love you both so much. Joan, thank you for taking me in and loving me as a daughter. I will miss you deeply and will always hear your voice in my head saying ‘my darling get out there and be you!’"
Rancic, 40, remembered her co-star as "the funniest woman I have ever met but was incredibly loving, honest, and lived her life with no regrets."
"It is almost impossible to describe how much I adored Joan and how much she has meant to me," she told E! News. "Working with her for the last 13 years has been one of the true joys of my life. She could put a smile on your face, instantly, no matter how hard your day was ... My life is so much fuller and happier because I got to share it with this beautiful person, a true genius. I woke up today unable to grasp what the world will be like without her and at the same time feel so privileged to have called her my friend."
The loss of a legend like Rivers, who was 81, cuts across so many generations and so many cultures, whether you are a fan of her comedy.
"I feel very lucky that I knew Joan Rivers and I feel very sad that she's gone. She was a great comedian and a wonderful person. I never saw someone attack a stage with so much energy. She was a controlled lightning bolt," Louis CK said via a statement.
Amy Poehler added, "What a full life. Every woman in comedy is indebted to her. She was there at the beginning and funny to the end. RIP Joan."
Other celebrities from the likes of "Full House" star John Stamos to comedians like Ellen DeGeneres took to Twitter to share their condolences and their memories of the comedian who rose to fame in the 1960s and made people around the world laugh for more than five decades.
RIP Joan Rivers <3— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) September 4, 2014
What's the point of wearing all these dumb costumes if Joan's not here to rip them apart ?? RIP Joan Rivers. You are a one of a one.— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) September 4, 2014
Dearest Joan. I hope you give God hell for taking you from us. We needed you here. @Joan_Rivers Love you and see you when I get there.— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers @Joan_Rivers was an amazing woman and a great friend. Her energy and talent were boundless. She will be greatly missed.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2014
RIP the mighty Joan Rivers. Funny & fearless. Truly one of a kind.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 4, 2014
We've lost a true legend today and an amazing woman - a pioneer. She opened up the arena for women in comedy....— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) September 4, 2014
.@Joan_Rivers was a dear & wonderful friend who I've known for 45yrs. Great guest, pal, comedian & mother. We will never see her likes again— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 4, 2014
In shock hearing that joan rivers died. She felt like someone who was ageless and would live forever. I still don’t really believe it.— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) September 4, 2014
Sad day today hearing about the passing of the legendary Joan Rivers. The world is much less funny now. She was an inspiration.— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) September 4, 2014
My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal... There are no words. Bon Voyage Joan ??— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 4, 2014
So funny and irrepressible. Rest in peace, Joan Rivers.— bob saget (@bobsaget) September 4, 2014
We will miss you @Joan_Rivers. What you did in your life was absolutely remarkable. Your rep for kindness to everyone was completely true— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. You made us laugh and happy.— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) September 4, 2014
Saddened that Joan Rivers has passed. What a legacy she leaves. Praying for Melissa, Cooper & their family— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) September 4, 2014
Love Her or Hate Her, we're gonna Miss JOAN RIVERS! I always Respected her go for broke humor. One of a kind.R.I.P.— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers has died. What a sad ending to a brilliant and tragi-comic life; one of the bravest, and funniest of all.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 4, 2014
NOOOOOOOO.......... RIP Joan. You will be forever missed.— Kelly Ripa (@KellyRipa) September 4, 2014
Rest In Peace to the amazing Joan Rivers. very very sad news pic.twitter.com/pU1KcbPnFP— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) September 4, 2014
Watching Joan Rivers do standup at age 81 was incredible: athletic, jaw-dropping, terrifying, essential. It never stopped. Neither will she.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 4, 2014
RIP GODDESS: Hail Hail, a GENIUS has vacated this realm: Joan Rivers has died.— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) September 4, 2014
And in addition to being a trailblazer the great Joan always smelled good.Thanks for taking my challenge. I still owe you one. RIP x,sj— Sarah Jessica Parker (@SJP) September 4, 2014
The world will miss your incredible wit @Joan_Rivers. I sure loved getting to know you. Rest in Peace you hilarious soul.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) September 4, 2014
@Joan_Rivers Godspeed my sweet. Thanks for all the laughs. Thanks for all the love. I miss you already.— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) September 4, 2014
Remembering Joan Rivers. A trailblazing force of nature. "Can we talk?" She sure could. https://t.co/29cBEjVfQr— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. Being publicly told that my dress is hideous will never feel quite as awesome. You will be truly missed.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer. She paved the way for a lot of comedians. I’m very sad she’s gone. pic.twitter.com/i1uE9fyHMh— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 4, 2014
I just heard the unfortunate news about "Joan Rivers" ....I'm beyond sad about it. My prayers go out to her family and friends.— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. This makes my heart real sad.— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) September 4, 2014
I am so sorry at the passing of Joan Rivers. She was a friend. She inspired me. She made me laugh since I was a kid, and I loved her so much— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) September 4, 2014
So sad to have lost Joan Rivers.She may have been 81 but was still in her prime with a mouth that wouldn't quit. The silence is deafening— Lewis Black (@TheLewisBlack) September 4, 2014
R.I.P @Joan_Rivers. I wanted to see her live to 100! Another comedy legend in comedy heaven.— godfrey (@GodfreyComedian) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers was one of our Greats.She gave her all and will be missed. I am very sad and my Heart goes out to her Family.— Andrew Dice Clay (@TheRealDiceClay) September 4, 2014
I'll miss my good friend & fellow Barnard grad Joan Rivers-Greatly admired her comedic genius. Pls remember her w/ me http://t.co/VILWl7ZGUE— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) September 4, 2014
I am saddened to learn of the passing of @Joan_Rivers. A comedic legend. Thoughts going out to Melissa and her family.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) September 4, 2014
Rest in peace Joan!! You will be missed! http://t.co/pAEJ0kwFAK— Khloé (@khloekardashian) September 4, 2014