Joan Rivers Remembered at Star-Studded Funeral in NYC
The late comedian, who sadly died earlier this week at the age of 81 after being taken off life support, was laid to rest on Sunday (September 7) on the Upper East Side of New York City.
According to the AP, Howard Stern delivered a eulogy while Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang “Smile” and bagpipers played “New York, New York” in her memory. In addition, the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus sang some Broadway hits, including “Hey Big Spender.” Hugh Jackman sang “Quiet Please, There’s a Lady On Stage” at the end of the ceremony.
Joan‘s daughter Melissa reportedly spoke “about how she respected her mother and appreciated everyone’s support.”
Other attendees included Kathy Griffin, Rosie O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Dr. Oz, Bernadette Peters, Alan Cumming, Clive Davis, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Barbara Walters, Geraldo Rivera, Diane Sawyer, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Andy Cohen, and Donald Trump.
The funeral program also reportedly featured three of Joan‘s classic lines: “Can we talk?” ”Who are you wearing?” and “Because I’m a funny person.”
Our thoughts are still with Joan Rivers‘ family and friends during this difficult time.