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Friends to stage benefit show feting late comic Tiya Pusit

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The memory of veteran comedienne Tiya Pusit, who passed away Thursday night, will be celebrated in a benefit show to be mounted Sunday in Quezon City by her show biz friends.

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Joan will be missed: ‘She wasn’t done’

In this Jan. 19, 2012, file photo, Joan Rivers attends a screening of the Season 2 premiere of WE TV's "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" in New York. AP

Fellow “Fashion Police” panelist Kelly Osbourne in a statement: “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. 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… I will miss you deeply and will always hear your voice in my head saying, ‘My darling, get out there and be you!’”

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Joan Rivers’ death under investigation

PIONEERING, LEGENDARY, ICONIC Joan Rivers, stand-up comic and TV host, died on Thursday.

The New York State Health Department is investigating the circumstances that led to the death of Joan Rivers, the iconic and legendary comedienne, a state official said on Thursday.

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Celebrities, netizens mourn Joan Rivers

Flowers surround Joan Rivers' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Hollywood may love her or hate her, but comedian Joan Rivers definitely made a mark in many celebrities’ lives.

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Local actors hail Robin Williams

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NATHAN Lane (left) and Robin Williams in “The Birdcage” imdb

Whenever I need some comic relief, I watch Robin Williams in “The Birdcage.” He and Nathan Lane portray a gay couple in this 1996 remake of the French comedy, “La Cage aux Folles.” Robin’s restrained flamboyance as a gay bar owner always cracks me up.

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