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Comedian Phyllis Diller -- who paved the way for today's female comics -- has died, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Diller tell us the comedian died at her L.A. home, surrounded by family. She was 95.

We're told Diller 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 all the way back in 1952 -- and rose to fame with her TV specials alongside Bob Hope in the 1960s.

Later that decade, Phyllis starred in her own show called "The Phyllis Diller Show" ... as well as a variety show called "The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show." She was also a regular on "Laugh In."

She also posed for Playboy -- but the pics were never published.

Diller remained spunky to the very end, famously appearing in the 2005 movie "The Aristocrats," telling an x-rated joke ... better than comics half her age.

Joan Rivers recently appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" and said, Diller "broke the way for every woman comedian.”

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This saddens me. She was always the old dependable gal to have a good bellylaugh or to with either Johnny Carson or Bob Hope. God forbid he ever have them on on the same night.

Godspeed, Mrs. Diller.
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RIP One of the pioneers of female comedians.

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It's her and Moms Mabley and Joan Rivers in that order. Everyone else comes after. Phyllis was sharp as a knife.

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Damn, I really just need to cut and paste a "RIP" reponse.

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I was just a little kid. 8, maybe 9. I used to watch Carson from a crack in my door while my parents watched. So, Diller was on the show one night and I remember being a little bit fascinated that a comic could be a girl. I tried to picture who Fang might be. I made it a point to watch when I saw she was on again and I watched he throughout the rest of her career. Always found her funny. I knew she was old and still around, but was not aware she was ill. She is a pioneer.

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