DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Phyllis Diller (aged 95)
American actress and stand-up comedianne
Phyllis Ada Diller (July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012) was an American actress and stand-up comedian, best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her exaggerated, cackling laugh.
DEATH: On the morning of August 20, 2012, Diller died in her Brentwood, Los Angeles, California home, of natural causes at age 95. According to her family, she died with a “smile on her face.” She was cremated, and her ashes were scattered at sea.