Joan Rivers’ funeral plans are already underway. The 81-year-old comedienne passed away on Sept. 4 after going into cardiac arrest a week before. According to NBC News, Joan’s services will be held at Temple Emanu-El in New York on Sunday. Details about whether or not the service will be private were not available. It is also unknown what time the services will be held.
Rivers previously wrote about death in the book “I Hate Everyone… Starting with Me,” which was released in 2012. In typical Joan fashion, her post-death wishes were hilarious. It is unknown just how serious Joan was, but many think it would be great if Melissa could make her mother’s funeral fabulous in some way, because that’s probably what Joan would have wanted.
Joan Rivers was very funny, so it’s no surprise that her funeral wishes reflected her comedic side. According to Mashable, Rivers had it all figured out… and she didn’t want her funeral to be a gloomy occasion. At all. She wanted to look fabulous as the star of the show. Yes, Joan’s funeral will be her last “appearance,” and she wants it to be spectacular.
“When I die (and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes, Melissa, everything’s in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action…I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don’t want some rabbi rambling on. I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing ‘Mr. Lonely.’ I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyoncé’s.”
Joan Rivers was taken off of life support after spending a week at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, her daughter Melissa Rivers, confirmed the devastating news this afternoon. Thousands of people have been sending their condolences, feeling absolutely heartbroken for Mel, who was so close to her mom.
Melissa’s mom, however, went out just the way she wanted to. She didn’t “drag it out,” and even though she didn’t die exactly how she planned (on George Clooney’s face), she certainly made her final act memorable, which is what she wanted.
“I hate people who die of natural causes; they just don’t understand the moment. It’s the grand finale, act three, the eleven o’clock number — make it count. If you’re going to die, die interesting! Is there anything worse than a boring death? I think not. When my time comes I’m going to go out in highs type. I have no intention of being sick or lingering or dragging on and on and boring everyone I know. I have no intention of coughing and wheezing for months on end. One morning you’ll wake up and read a headline: Joan Rivers Found Dead…On George Clooney’s Face. Clooney Was So Bereft All He Could Say Was, ‘Xjfhfyrnem.'”
Obviously Joan Rivers had some interesting ideas about the “grand finale.” It’s clear that she always wanted people to laugh, even after she was gone. Success, Joan. Well done.
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