Sad news to report this afternoon. Comedienne extraordinaire Phyllis Diller died in her sleep in Los Angeles today surrounded by her family. Diller was 95 years old. TMZ.com reported that they were told that Diller had recently fallen hurting her wrist and hip — but her rep says the injury had nothing to do with her death.
Diller recently appeared in a return daytime stint as Gladys Pope on The Bold and the Beautiful! The shows executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell issued this statement today; ” I was saddened to hear of the passing of Phyllis Diller who was a life-long friend of my mother, Lee Phillip Bell, and a long term character, “Gladys Pope”, on The Bold and the Beautiful. Her last television performance, at 95 years old, was on our show. Phyllis will be remembered by the laughter she brought to those who knew and loved her, including audiences around the world.”
After the jump watch the news story that broke on KTLA in Los Angeles today on Diller’s passing! Let us know your thoughts about remembering Phyllis!