Goddess of Love comedian Judy Tenuta Instagram

‘Goddess Of Love’ Comedian Judy Tenuta Dead At 72

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Comedian Judy Tenuta, who referred to herself as the “Goddess of Love,” is dead at the age of 72 years old. On Thursday, October 6, the sad news broke. Keep reading for all of the details about her exciting career, her tragic passing, and the cause of her death.

Judy had a successful run as a comedian and also toured with fellow comedian George Carlin. During her impressive career, which took off in the 1980s, she received two Grammy nominations and also released five albums and two books. She also had an independent film. Making history in 1988, the “Goddess of Love” was the first recipient of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Comedian.

The “Goddess of Love” was known for her cheeky style of comedy and the accordion she included in her acts.

‘Goddess of Love’ comedian Judy Tenuta dead

In a new post on her Instagram profile, Judy’s death was announced on Thursday evening. The post revealed that she “has passed in her home with family by her side.” She lived in Los Angeles, California at the time of her death.

Goddess of Love comedian Judy Tenuta Instagram

Her publicist, Roger Neal revealed to AP News that she died of ovarian cancer. She received the diagnosis amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Sadly, her ovarian cancer was at stage four at the time of her diagnosis. She had a positive attitude about this fight and released a music video in 2021 titled Kicking Cancer’s A**.

Roger also noted that Judy never wanted to reveal her age previously. She always said that her date of birth was November 7, 1965, but in reality, she was born in 1949. So, she was 72 when she died.

Fans & friends are heartbroken over the news

On social media, fans are sending their condolences to the “Goddess of Love” comedian’s friends and family. They are devastated by this loss and can’t believe the news.

Others have flocked to Twitter and other social media platforms to express their feelings. She will certainly be missed by many. Actor, comedian, and screenwriter Michael McKean called her “one of a kind” in a tweet.

Fellow comedian Billy Eichner chimed in and described the “Goddess of Love” comedian as an “original.”

Other celebrities and fans are echoing these sentiments about Judy and the impact she had.

Please keep “Goddess of Love” comedian Judy Tenuta’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this time. Below, you can watch a video of the comedian. For more TV and celebrity news, come back to TV Shows Ace

Aubrey Chorpenning

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