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Report: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies in Los Angeles at age of 95

5:54 PM, Aug 20, 2012   |    comments
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(USA TODAY) -- One of the true legends of the comedy world, Phyllis Diller, has died in Los Angeles.

TMZ reports that sources say Diller, known for her loud cackle laugh, died at her L.A. home, surrounded by family. She was 95. TMZ says she had recently fallen, hurting her wrist and hip, and her health had been on the decline ever since. She had been living in hospice care at her home.

Diller suffered a heart attack in 1999 and was later fitted with a pacemaker.

Phyllis began her career in 1952 -- and rose to fame with her TV specials alongside Bob Hope in the 1960s.

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