11:27 AM EDT 10/17/2014
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.
Originally posted 09/07/2014 11:45AM
It was exactly the kind of star-studded send-off she wanted – and deserved.
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted 09/06/2014 11:00AM
Fabulous fashions, and a fashion faux pas, dominated the week's top stories here on PEOPLE.com.
Originally posted 09/05/2014 08:05PM
Last week when Joan Rivers stopped breathing during a surgical procedure, it was daughter, Melissa, who immediately hopped a plane from L.A. to New York and rushed to her mother's bedside. And that's where she remained until the end.
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!"
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.
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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