Phyllis Diller Dies

Phyllis Diller, 95, died at her Los Angeles home surrounded by family Aug. 20. The legendary comedian was recovering from a fall and had been sick for a few months.

Diller had been living under hospice care inside her home. She had suffered a heart attack in 1999 and was fitted with a pacemaker.

Diller was known for her onstage persona of a slovenly, rich wife who couldn’t cook and complained about her husband, “Fang.”

She rose to fame alongside Bob Hope with her television specials in the ’60s and appeared in more than a dozen films.