Joan Rivers Star-Studded Funeral Happening Now in NYC
Held at Temple Emanu-El, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, everyone from Kathy Griffin, Clive Davis, Donald Trump, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters, Andy Cohen, Kathy Lee Gifford, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne, Hoda Kotb, Diane Sawyer and Howard Stern were in attendance.
In the hours before the service began, according to the Associated Press, barricades lined several blocks of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, and a crowd of fans and media stood watch across the street.
Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents” and “a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s.”
Joan’s publicist had also asked anyone wanting to send flowers to send donations to God’s Love, We Deliver; Guide Dogs for the Blind; or Our House instead.
It’s also been noted that she wanted to be buried in a Valentino gown with a Harry Winston toetag. That will have probably not happened, as Rivers casket was taken to a crematorium on Saturday just after Melissa Rivers, alongside her son Cooper, said their goodbyes.
Joan Rivers died on September 4th, exactly a week following a diagnostic procedure on her throat in a NY clinic. The 81-year-old comedian stopped breathing during the procedure and was rushed to a nearby hospital where she remained until her passing.