Joan Rivers’ funeral to be held in New York

Comedienne Joan Rivers' life is set to be celebrated at a funeral in her hometown of New York City this weekend.

By: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Updated: September 5, 2014 4:00 pm
Comedienne Joan Rivers' life is set to be celebrated at a funeral in her hometown of New York City this weekend. (Source: AP) Comedienne Joan Rivers’ life is set to be celebrated at a funeral in her hometown of New York City this weekend. (Source: AP)

Comedienne Joan Rivers‘ life is set to be celebrated at a funeral in her hometown of New York City this weekend.

The veteran funnywoman, 81, died at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital after she was removed from life support
following a cardiac and respiratory arrest on August 28.

Her daughter Melissa Rivers shared the sad news of her mother’s passing, and now it has been announced funeral services for Rivers will be held at Temple Emanu-El, the synagogue where she was a member, reported ABC News.

This undated image released by NBC shows comedian Joan Rivers, left, and host Johnny Carson during "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," in Burbank, Calif. Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities,  died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (Source: AP)

A statement from Rabbi Joshua M Davidson read, “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.”

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