Los Angeles: Mexican star Salma Hayek thinks red carpets will never be the same again now that Joan Rivers has died.

Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek 

The 48-year-old actress believes the 81-year-old comedienne will be sorely missed at glamorous events and her passing has left a big hole in Hollywood, reported E! online.

"She's an icon. It won't be the same without her - red carpets will not be the same without her," Hayek said.

"She invented a whole way of making fun a little bit of fashion. We're going to miss her."

Rivers passed away last Thursday, a week after she was placed in a medically-induced coma at Mount Sinai hospital in New York, following a cardiac and respiratory arrest while undergoing a routine operation on her vocal cords at the private Yorkville Endoscopy clinic on August 28.

Celebrities including Kelly Osbourne, Sarah Jessica Parker and Whoopi Goldberg flocked to her funeral at the Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan to pay their final respects to the legendary star.