Phyllis Diller (July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012)
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who
aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, punctuating her jokes with
her trademark cackle, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home.
"She died peacefully in her sleep and with a smile on her face," said her
longtime manager, Milton Suchin.
Diller, who suffered a near-fatal heart attack in 1999, was found by her
son, Perry Diller. The cause of her death has not been released.