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Stars react to death of comedy legend Sid Caesar
By The Associated Press

(AP) -- Celebrities react to the passing of TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar Wednesday at 91 at his home in Los Angeles:

— "Sid Caesar set the template for everybody. He was without a doubt, inarguably, the greatest sketch comedian-monologist that television ever produced. He could ad-lib, he could do anything that was necessary to make an audience laugh." — Caesar's longtime collaborator and friend Carl Reiner on CBS Radio.

— "Saddened by the death of Sid Caeser. He was one of the greats. When you watch him today, he still makes you laugh like he did 60 years ago." — Joan Rivers on Twitter, adding, "A childhood highlight was going to the taping of "Your Show of Shows." I'm just sorry I never had the opportunity to work with Sid Caesar."

— "He was one of the truly great comedians of my time and one of the finest privileges I've had in my entire career was that I was able to work for him." — Woody Allen in a statement.

— "Life...doing her thing, another great has passed Sid Caesar. Funny man We honored him at the very first Comic Relief. RIP turn turn turn" — Whoopi Goldberg on Twitter.

— "We've lost one of the greats. Sid Caesar was a fantastic comedian and entertainer. His quadlingual schtick was always a hit. We'll miss him." — Arnold ?Schwarzenegger on Twitter.

— "He was a genius at everything." — Larry King on CBS radio.

— "Just read Sid Caesar passed away. Real genius of sketch comedy. Without him, no SNL & no me. HAIL TO THE KING! # SID CAESAR, KING of COMEDY" — Comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" star Jon Lovitz on Twitter.

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