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Joan Rivers

Melissa Rivers Opens Up About the Two-Year Anniversary of Mom Joan's Death

Originally posted 09/08/2016 03:10PM

It has been two years since the unexpected passing of Joan Rivers, but her presence is still felt.

Melissa, daughter of the late fashion mogul, stopped by PEOPLE Now and opened up about how she and her son commemorated Joan's second anniversary.

"Everyone is all like, 'Oh, what did you guys do?' Well, we lit our memorial candle, thought about her, said our little prayer and went on our way," she admitted. "I mean, my mother was always one about moving forward and the last thing she would want is for my son or me to be living in the past."

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Second Joan Rivers Auction Offers Personal Items at Accessible Price

Originally posted 07/20/2016 06:20PM

Joan Rivers fans now have a second chance to own some of the comedian's personal belongings.

Following the success of Christie's recent auction in New York City, a second set of items from Rivers' estate is now up for bidding at Litchfield County Auctions.

"With the Litchfield's auction we wanted to make some of my mom's favorite pieces accessible to a wider audience," Joan's daughter Melissa tells PEOPLE.

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Kelly Osbourne Reveals Some of Late Friend Joan Rivers' Best Advice: 'Never Introduce Your Nipples to Your Belly Button'

Originally posted 07/01/2016 02:05PM

Joan Rivers was known for her sharp wit – a trait with which her close friend Kelly Osbourne was extremely familiar.

During an appearance on Friday's episode of The View, Osbourne opened up about her respect for the late comedian, whom she calls one of her idols.

"It was an honor to even honor her," she said, referencing her speech at the tribute event for the entertainment icon hosted by her daughter Melissa Rivers last week. "It took me probably about five rehearsals to get through without crying because it was the first time I'd ever publicly spoken about Joan since her passing."

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How Much Did the Joan Rivers Auction Make? Some of The Prices Will Surprise You

How Much Did the Joan Rivers Auction Make? Some of The Prices Will Surprise You

Originally posted 06/23/2016 04:00PM

Items like evening gowns, jewelry and furniture raked in nearly $2.2 million at New York City's Christie's auction house


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Melissa Rivers Explains How Her Teenage Son Uses Grandma Joan's Death as a 'Weapon'

Originally posted 06/17/2016 03:00PM

When Melissa Rivers' son Cooper wants to get his way, his go-to is late grandma, Joan Rivers.

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Melissa Rivers Reveals Why She Kept a Few Surprising Items From Mom Joan's Estate

Originally posted 06/16/2016 12:35PM

Joan Rivers amassed a collection of couture gowns, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and expensive art over the course of her career, but for daughter Melissa her mother's most priceless possessions might surprise some.

"I kept her toothbrush cup. I kept the stuff from her night table. I kept the stuff from the side of her bathtub. I kept strange things like that," she says in the latest issue of PEOPLE.

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Melissa Rivers Opens Up About Auctioning off Mom Joan's Belongings: 'She Was Always Adamant That Your Things Should Be Used and Loved'

Originally posted 06/16/2016 08:20AM

Nearly two years have passed since Joan Rivers' unexpected death, and now her daughter Melissa is sharing her mom's most private possessions with the world.

"She was always adamant that even your finest things should be used and loved and not just in the bank vault or storage," Melissa tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue.

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Doctors Involved in Joan Rivers Final Surgery Are Still Licensed to Practice Medicine

Originally posted 05/13/2016 05:20PM

The doctors at the center of the lawsuit surrounding Joan Rivers' death still hold their medical license, PEOPLE has confirmed.

On Thursday, Joan's daughter Melissa, 48, reached a settlement in her lawsuit with the clinic where Joan stopped breathing during throat surgery before she died a week later in September 2014.

While details of the settlement were not disclosed, Melissa exclusively told PEOPLE on Friday: "We finally have what we were looking for … answers. We wanted to unearth what happened and now I can look my son in the eye and tell him exactly that – and that someone's taking responsibility for it."

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Melissa Rivers on Unearthing Answers Surrounding Her Mother Joan's Death in Lawsuit: 'Now I Can Look My Son in the Eye'

Originally posted 05/13/2016 04:20PM

Melissa Rivers is one step closer to closure now that she has settled a lawsuit against the clinic where her mother Joan stopped breathing before her death.

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Melissa Rivers Admits She's 'Not in the Healing Phase' Despite Settling the Lawsuit over Her Mother Joan's Death

Originally posted 05/13/2016 11:45AM

Melissa Rivers has finally reached a settlement in the lawsuit concerning her mother Joan's 2014 death, but she's still deeply mourning the loss of her mother.

"I'm not quite in the healing phase," Rivers told PEOPLE just days before the settlement became final.

"I think it's coming. I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel," she says, "but I am not quite there yet."

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