Final honor for Joan Rivers

By Drum Digital
07 September 2014

Rivers asked for "Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents"

In her 2012 book "I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me" Joan said that she wanted her funeral to be "a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action" and "Hollywood all the way." Instead of a rabbi talking, and "a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce's."

And today at her funeral she got the star studded send off she wished for at New York's Temple Emanu-E. Comedian Kathy Griffin, Kelly Osbourne; Sarah Jessica Parker and Whoopi Goldberg; Howard Stern were part of the people who came to pay Joan their last respects.

Theater stars Bernadette Peters, Alan Cumming and Tommy Tune were there. Record producer Clive Davis was also present. Fashion designers Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors were there. TV stars Barbara Walters, Geraldo Rivera, Diane Sawyer, Kathie Lee, Hoda Kotb and Andy Cohen. And moguls Barry Diller, Donald Trump and Steve Forbes.

Her daughter Melissa was present with her family and expressed how her mother’s last wish was that people return to funny soon even though she has passed.

Joan Rivers was 81 and died on Thursday 4th of September.

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