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President Obama Remembers Joan Rivers, Sends Handwritten Note to Melissa | Barack Obama, Melissa Rivers

President Obama Remembers Joan Rivers, Sends Handwritten Note to Melissa

Originally posted 09/19/2014 02:00PM

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Richard Kiel, Towering Villain from James Bond Films, Dies | Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel, Towering Villain from James Bond Films, Dies at 74

Originally posted 09/11/2014 09:10AM

Richard Kiel, the 7'2" actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.

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Friend: Melissa Rivers 'Did Everything as Joan Would Have Wanted' | Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers

Melissa Rivers 'Did Everything as Joan Would Have Wanted,' Says a Friend

Originally posted 09/08/2014 02:30PM

Melissa Rivers said goodbye to her beloved mother, Joan Rivers, Sunday in Manhattan with tears, some laughs – and great fanfare, as close family friends praised her for her strength and dignity in the days before and after her mother died.

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Melissa Rivers Bids Farewell to Her Mother's Casket | Joan Rivers

UpdatePosted 09/07/2014 07:00AM

Melissa Rivers Bids Farewell to Her Mother's Casket

Originally posted 09/05/2014 06:55PM

An openly grieving Melissa Rivers bid a tearful farewell to her mother Joan Rivers, who died Sept. 4 at age 81, as the comedian's casket was loaded into a hearse in New York City Saturday, reportedly on its way to a crematorium in preparation for Sunday morning's funeral at New York City's Temple Emanu-El.

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G.R.L. Member Simone Battle Is Dead at 25

UpdatePosted 09/06/2014 02:25PM

G.R.L. Member Simone Battle Has Died at 25

Originally posted 09/06/2014 10:50AM

Simone Battle, a member of the girl band G.R.L., was found dead in Los Angeles on Friday, her record company confirms. The cause of death is still unknown.

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Joan Rivers Had Heart Condition That 'Scared the Hell' Out of Her | Joan Lunden, Joan Rivers

UpdatePosted 09/06/2014 12:15PM

Joan Rivers Had Heart Condition That 'Scared the Hell' Out of Her

Originally posted 09/06/2014 08:00AM

As the investigation continues into the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers's death following a routine outpatient procedure, a video clip has surfaced in which the legendary comedian confesses her concerns about anesthesia – and reveals she has a heart condition.

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Loved Ones Remember Reporter Steven Sotloff

Steven Sotloff Remembered by Family and Friends

Originally posted 09/05/2014 02:00PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Steven Sotloff had always been interested in exploring the world. Intelligent and inquisitive, he had an easygoing disposition and a sharp sense of humor.

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PEOPLE's TV Critic: Joan Rivers Was Angry, Smart & a Remarkable Piece of Work

Joan Rivers: Angry, Smart and a Remarkable Piece of Work

Originally posted 09/05/2014 01:00PM

Many years ago I had the odd privilege of hearing a voicemail that Joan Rivers left on a colleague's phone. Ms. Rivers, calling in from a radio studio, was not happy with a review my colleague had written of one of her books.

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Filed Under: Death, Tributes, Joan Rivers
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Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel Trade Insults in Salute to Joan Rivers | Jimmy Kimmel, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel Trade Insults in Salute to Joan Rivers

Originally posted 09/05/2014 08:30AM

Joan Rivers blazed a trail for women comedians, especially ones like Sarah Silverman, who adored her bold, take-no-prisoners approach to jokes.

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25 Jokes That Show How Joan Rivers Blended Humor, Hardship and Chutzpah

Joan Rivers: 25 Jokes That Show How She Blended Humor, Hardship and Chutzpah

Originally posted 09/04/2014 07:55PM

Following the death of Joan Rivers at age 81 on Thursday, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, released a statement: "My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh," it read in part.

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Filed Under: Death, Tributes, Joan Rivers

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