Joan Rivers Funeral: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Joan Rivers touched all of our hearts and funny bones over the years and it’s hard to believe such a strong woman has passed away. If you’d like to learn about the details on Rivers’ funeral, read on.


1. The Funeral Will Be Held at Temple Emanu-El In New York City

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson told ABC News that the funeral will be held at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. He stated:

It is a terribly sad day for all of us. We mourn with her family, friends and all those millions to whom she brought laughter and joy.

Rivers was a New Yorker, so it’s only fitting she be honored in her hometown.


2. Melissa Rivers Has Released a Statement in Regards to her Mother’s Passing

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Melissa Rivers has been very strong in this difficult time, keeping the public updated each day that her mother Joan was in the hospital. Upon Joan’s death, Melissa released the below statement:

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother. Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated. My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.


3. In Her Book “I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me,” Rivers Outlined her Dream Funeral

Rivers’ book “I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me” gives the details of what Rivers hopes her funeral to be. Have a look at the hilarious excerpt in the above tweet.


4. As a Tribute to Joan, There Is a Petition to Make a “Joan Rivers Day”

The funeral for Joan Rivers will pay homage to the star on Sunday, but Joan’s celebrity friends and fans want something a little more long-lasting. Kelly Osbourne posted the above tweet for the petition to make September 4th National Joan Rivers Day.


5. It Is Unknown If the Funeral Will be Open to the Public

FOX News reports that Temple spokeswoman Elizabeth Fezrine has stated that:

Details, including the time and if the public will be allowed to attend, are not yet known.