Joan Rivers spreads the wealth

By admin
10 December 2014

Joan Rivers has reportedly made sure her fortune is spread wide.

Joan Rivers has reportedly made sure her fortune is spread wide.

The comedienne and Fashion Police favourite passed away on September 4 following complications in a throat procedure, and her will was filed on Tuesday. It outlined that she’d spread her estimated R1,7 billion ($150 million) among family, charities (including a group that supports guide dogs), friends and her staff.

The document was obtained by Page Six after it was filed in the Manhattan Surrogate’s Court. Joan’s daughter Melissa was named executor of the estate as well as the recipient of her mother’s tangible property, according to the publication.

Being a blind trust, not many details were spelled out.

Within Joan’s family, unspecified amounts will be distributed to her grandson (Melissa’s son) Edgar Cooper Endicott, as well as her niece Caroline Waxler and nephew Andrew Waxler.

Of her staff, her assistants Jocelyn Pickett and Sabrina Lott Miller and her publicist Scott Currie are set to receive something in the will.

It was noted that some of the charities the funnywoman chose to donate to were Guide Dogs for the Blind, food pantry God’s Love We Deliver, the Jewish Guild for the Blind in Manhattan, the Simon Wisenthal Center, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Jewish Home and Hospital Foundation.

Joan served as a board member and spokesperson for many of these organizations.

The website reports that court documents also note an upcoming malpractice lawsuit. There have been numerous recent claims, including that Joan’s doctors weren’t administering CPR at the appropriate time. Further, ABC News has reported on findings by the US Department of Health and Human Services that the physicians “failed to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide timely intervention during the procedure.”

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