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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 and Melissa Rivers Forged a Lasting Mother-Daughter Bond | Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers

Joan and Melissa Rivers Forged a Lasting Mother-Daughter Bond

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.

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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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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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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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