Joan Rivers' funeral was held Sunday morning at Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East side of New York City, and the tribute was one fit for a legend. Howard Stern delivered the eulogy and it was attended by everyone from Hugh Jackman to Diane Sawyer. Rivers died last week at 81.
The New York City Gay Men's Chorus sang "Hey Big Spender" and Audra McDonald performed a rendition of "Smile" in tribute to the comedian. A program for the funeral featured three of Rivers' most famous comedic lines—"Can we talk?", ''Who are you wearing?", and "Because I'm a funny person."—the AP reports.
The funeral was attended by people in fashion, entertainment, and media alike. From the AP:
A legion of notables turned out to remember Rivers, who died Thursday at 81: comedians Kathy Griffin, Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg; colleague and friend Kelly Osbourne; Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick; and celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz.
Theater stars Bernadette Peters, Alan Cumming and Tommy Tune were there. Record producer Clive Davis was, too. Fashion designers Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors were in attendance. Stars from TV such as Barbara Walters, Geraldo Rivera, Diane Sawyer, Kathie Lee, Hoda Kotb and Andy Cohen. Late night band leader Paul Shaffer. And moguls Barry Diller, Donald Trump and Steve Forbes.
Rivers's own funeral wishes, which she enumerated in her memoir I Hate Everyone . . . Starting With Me, were printed in the funeral program book and included such memorable requests as "Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents."
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