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Cover Story First Look: The Amazing Life & ShockingDeath of Joan Rivers | Joan Rivers

Cover Story First Look: The Amazing Life & Shocking
Death of Joan Rivers

Originally posted 09/10/2014 11:00AM

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How Joan Rivers Brought Laughter Until the End

How Joan Rivers Brought Laughter Until the End

Originally posted 09/10/2014 08:00AM

When it came to Joan Rivers, nothing about the comedian was too over-the-top.

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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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Friends Reflect on the Life – and Send-Off – of Joan Rivers

Friends Reflect on the Life – and Send-Off – of Joan Rivers

Originally posted 09/07/2014 04:15PM

As Joan Rivers's funeral on Sunday closed with the sound of bagpipes filling the air on New York's Fifth Avenue, the gathering of specially invited guests spilled out onto the sidewalk outside Temple Emanu-El to listen and reflect.

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Joan Rivers's Private Funeral Was a Star-Studded Send-Off

UpdatePosted 09/07/2014 12:15PM

Joan Rivers's Private Funeral Was a Star-Studded Send-Off

Originally posted 09/07/2014 11:45AM

It was exactly the kind of star-studded send-off she wanted – and deserved.

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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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Joan Rivers and Prince Charles: Inside Their Unlikely Friendship

Joan Rivers and Prince Charles: Inside Their Unlikely Friendship

Originally posted 09/06/2014 05:00PM

When Prince Charles called Joan Rivers "utterly irreplaceable" on Friday, he was paying tribute not only to a groundbreaking comedian but also his friend.

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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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Brad & Angelina's Wedding Album, and Other Top Stories of the Week

Brad & Angelina's Wedding Album, and Other Top Stories of the Week

Originally posted 09/06/2014 11:00AM

Fabulous fashions, and a fashion faux pas, dominated the week's top stories here on PEOPLE.com.

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Joan Rivers: Her Final Interview

Joan Rivers: Her Final Interview

Originally posted 09/05/2014 05:30PM

Joan Rivers was a kind woman – as gracious, wise and generous as she was funny. That might sound strange to hear about a woman who could eviscerate any actress who made a misstep on the red carpet, and who famously described Elizabeth Taylor as standing in front of a microwave oven screaming, "Hurry!"

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