Legendary funny-woman Joan Rivers has passed away at the age of 81 in New York City. The ground breaking comedienne (and fashion's most honest critic) had been in hospital since last week. Rivers five decade career was built on saying all the things we were secretly thinking, delivering them in ballsy, be-sequinned style, moving from stand-up to red carpet commentary with ease. She leaves behind her daughter Melissa and grandson Cooper. What are five of our favourite quotes from the Queen of the Red Carpet? "Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century." "You know you’re getting old when you buy a sexy sheer nightgown and don’t know anyone who can see through it." "The fashion magazines are suggesting that women wear clothes that are ‘age appropriate’ … for me that would be a shroud." "They always say how mean I am. But let me tell you, the smart ones get it. When I took out the jokes about Cher, she said, "Why am I not in your act anymore?" "Don't expect praise without envy -- until you're dead." READ MORE: Here are some other profiles on funny girls that we love (They also landed on our covers as well!) Jennifer Lawrence–Hollywood's brightest—and funnest—star Katy Perry—why we love her latest reinvention Rose Byrne—she's nice, and she makes us laugh!