Joan Rivers' Funeral To Be Held On Sunday
Family and friends to say farewell to comedy legend in NYC ceremony...
Details of Joan Rivers' funeral have been revealed, with the veteran comedienne set to be buried on Sunday in New York City.
The 81-year-old died yesterday following a short spell on life support, having suffered a heart attack during a minor surgical procedure last week.
The ceremony will be held at NYC's Temple Emanu-El - and Rabbi Joshua M Davidson said in a statement: "It is a terribly sad day for all of us.
"We mourn with her family, friends and all those millions to whom she brought laughter and joy."
Rivers had written about her wishes for her funeral in her 2012 book I Hate Everyone... Starting With Me.
Addressing the passage to daughter Melissa, she wrote: "When I die (and, yes, Melissa, that day will come; and, yes, Melissa, everything's in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action...
"I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don't want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents.
"I don't want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing Mr. Lonely. I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag.
"And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce's."
Celebs have been paying tribute to the entertainment legend.