If you were wearing a wig today and wondered why it just slipped off of your head and slowly dropped to the ground where it’s lying like a sad puddle of polyester tears, it’s because it’s mourning the loss of a legendary comedian and glamour icon. TMZ says that Phyllis Diller is now in heaven, hopefully throwing side-eyes at Bea Arthur. Phyllis passed away at her home in Los Angeles while surrounded by her family. Phyllis was 95.
Here I was thinking that Phyllis Diller was immortal and found the fountain of youth in a liquid brow pencil, but TMZ says that she had a few health problems over the years. Phyllis was fitted with a pacemaker in 1999 after she had a heart attack. Recently, Phyllis messed up her wrist and hip after falling and she was getting hospice care at her home ever since.
Everything you need to know about Phyllis Diller’s life is in her Wiki page (Side note: I didn’t know where was an urban legend about her being Susan Lucci’s biological mother?!) and in the documentary about her life Goodnight, We Love You. And here’s a classic Phyllis Diller moment of her roasting Joan Collins:
Rest in peace, Phyllis Diller.
Let’s all lower our exquisitely painted brows at half-staff on our faces for Phyllis.