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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Whoopi Goldberg attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Howard Stern (center R) and wife Beth Ostrosky Stern attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Billy Bush (center L) and Hoda Kotb (center R) attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Donald Trump Jr. (R) and wife Vanessa Trump attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Kathie Lee Gifford (L) and Hoda Kotb attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Charlie Rose (R) attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Matthew Broderick (R) and son James Wilkie Broderick attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Matthew Broderick (C) attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Terrence Jenkins attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Diane Sawyer attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Howard Stern and Beth Stern attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Howard Stern and Beth Stern attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Barbara Walters attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Whoopi Goldberg attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Sarah Jessica Parker and James Wilkie Broderick (R) attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Sarah Jessica Parker (R), Matthew Broderick (L) and their son James Wilkie Broderick attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Sarah Jessica Parker and James Wilkie Broderick (R) attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Sarah Jessica Parker (R), Matthew Broderick (L) and their son James Wilkie Broderick attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Diane Sawyer attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: The Emerald Society performs at the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Cooper Endicott and Melissa Rivers depart the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Donald Trump (center L) and wife Melania Trump attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Donald Trump Jr. attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Press Photographers take photos of guests arriving at the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Charlotte, a cousin of the late Joan Rivers attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Michael Musto attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Joy Behar attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Clive Davis attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Melissa Rivers attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Mario Cantone attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Judge Judy attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: John Waters attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Steve Forbes attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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By Christine Kearney

(Reuters) - Family and friends bid farewell on Sunday to Joan Rivers, the outspoken comedian who became famous around the world for her acerbic wit and brash style, at a private funeral sprinkled with jokes, laughter and songs.

Journalists Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer, comedian Whoopi Goldberg, tycoon Donald Trump, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and comedian Kathy Griffin were among the celebrities who attended the service at Temple Emanu-El, a landmark synagogue on New York's Fifth Avenue where Rivers, 81, was a member of the congregation.

Comedian Jeffrey Ross described it as "somber but funny" with plenty of hearty laughs from Rivers' friends.

"Nothing was off limits. Comedians have a responsibility to shine a light on the darkest things in the world, that's what Joan did. People really addressed that today," he said after the service.

Guests exited the funeral to the sound of bagpipes and some mingled and hugged as many hundreds of fans, along with dozens of reporters, photographers and television crews, waited behind barricades to get a glimpse of Rivers' friends and family.

The Brooklyn-born comedian wrote in her 2012 book "I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me," about wanting her funeral to be a big showbiz affair and that is what it was.

Journalist and talk show host Geraldo Rivera said he never saw a funeral with more laughter.

"It really was so funny. Howard Stern opened with an X-rated joke," he said about the radio and TV personality.

"Cindy Adams, the columnist, followed shortly after. The rabbi was burying his head as the F-bombs were launched. And then Hugh Jackman nailed it with a great Broadway song. So it was a real New York show. It was exactly as Joan would have wanted it," he added.

The comedian's only child, daughter Melissa, also spoke during the service.

"Melissa was strong, witty, courageous - all the things that Joan raised her to be," said surgeon, author and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Radio and television host Billy Bush described the service as "irreverent to say the least."

"Best funeral ever. Really. Joan Rivers would have loved it," he tweeted.

The sharp-tongued, comedian died on Thursday at the New York hospital to where she had been rushed a week earlier. She had been put on life support after she stopped breathing during an outpatient procedure at a medical clinic.

Rivers' cause of death was still unknown pending further tests, according to New York City Medical Examiner's Office.

The State Health Department was investigating the Yorkville Endoscopy Center where Rivers was treated. It is reviewing documents, medical records and interviewing staff and physicians at the clinic which opened in 2013.

During a career that spanned more than 50 years, Rivers was known for her raspy voice, numerous cosmetic procedures and the catchphrase "Can we talk?"

No topic or person was off-limits for Rivers, who joked about marriage and sex and was never apologetic about what she said.

She attributed her success to saying what everyone else was thinking. Her influence reached far beyond her New York roots. Tributes poured in from around the world.

Britain's Prince Charles described Rivers, who attended his 2005 wedding to the Duchess of Cornwall, as "an extraordinary woman with an original and indefatigable spirit."

Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that she would be deeply missed.

Rivers originally wanted to be an actress. She started as a comedy writer before doing stand-up. She worked her way up to regular guest host for Johnny Carson on NBC's popular "The Tonight Show."

Carson and Rivers had a falling-out when she started her own late-night talk show in 1986 on the rival Fox network. Her show was canceled within a year due to low ratings. A few months later, her husband and manager, Edgar Rosenberg, committed suicide.

Later in her career, Rivers and her daughter starred in the reality TV show "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?", with Rivers living with her grown child.

Most recently, Rivers was the host of cable television channel E!'s "Fashion Police," commenting on the unfortunate red carpet choices of Hollywood celebrities.

(Writing by Patricia Reaney; Editing by Rosalind Russell and Sandra Maler)

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NEW YORK - APRIL 27: Joan Rivers from the film 'Joan Rivers - A Piece of Work' attends the Tribeca Film Festival 2010 portrait studio at the FilmMaker Industry Press Center on April 27, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
NEW YORK - CIRCA 1968: Comedian Joan Rivers poses for a portrait circa 1968 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Tributes and flowers lay outside Joan River's Upper East Side home on September 6, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Rob Kim/GC Images)
370571 11: Comedienne Joan Rivers attends the 28th Annual 'FiFi' Awards, June 6, 2000 in New York City. The 'FiFi's,' the Oscars of the fragrance world, recognize the fragrance stars of the year and honors the industry's creative achievements. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 21: Comedian Joan Rivers attends the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium September 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Joan Rivers attends the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 25, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Joan Rivers visits 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on February 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Joan Rivers is seen around Lincoln Center during Fall 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: TV Guide Channel Hosts Melissa and Joan Rivers arrive to the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 16, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 27: Television personalities Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers on the red carpet at the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 27, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Television personalities Joan and Melissa Rivers attend the HBO Golden Globe after party held at the Beverly Hilton on January 16, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Memorial for Joan Rivers on the Marquee of the Gotham Comedy Club on September 4, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Comedienne Joan Rivers (L) and TV personality Melissa Rivers attend the Elie Tahari Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on February 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for IMG)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 31: TV personalities Joan Rivers (L) and Melissa Rivers pose for a portrait at the DoSomething.org and VH1's 2013 Do Something Awards at Avalon on July 31, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Joan Rivers attends SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
TV personality Joan Rivers officiates the gay wedding of William 'Jed' Ryan (L) and Joseph Aiello at the Plaza Athenee on August 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 081 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comeidan Joan Rivers during an interview with host Seth Meyers on August 4, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: TV personality Joan Rivers attends the New York Women In Communications 2013 Matrix Awards on April 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for New York Women In Communications)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Joan Rivers poses backstage at the Badgley Mischka Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Tributes and flowers lay outside Joan River's Upper East Side home on September 6, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Rob Kim/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: SiriusXM's Unmasked Special With Joan Rivers at SiriusXM on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Sirius XM)
US actress Joan Rivers poses during a photocall during the 25th edition of the MIPCOM, on October 05, 2009 in Cannes, southern France. Some 12,000 TV executives trek to the French Riviera this week to eyeball new programmes up for grabs at the annual MIPCOM, signalling whether the entertainment industry is easing out of recession. With advertising revenues down worldwide, the annual four-day spending spree kicking off Today in Cannes will test the economic waters, said Mathieu Bejot, the head of TV France International, which has 800 programmes up for sale. AFP PHOTO VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Comedian Joan Rivers attends the 2012 Made In NY Awards at Gracie Mansion on June 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Joan Rivers attends the Broadway opening night of 'A Time To Kill' at The Golden Theatre on October 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Tributes and flowers lay outside Joan River's Upper East Side home on September 6, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Rob Kim/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 27: TV personality Joan Rivers attends the Tie The Knot Spring Collection launch hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita and Thetiebar.com at Avenue on February 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tie the Knot)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Comedian Joan Rivers (L) and Rainbeau Mars attend Global Green USA's 11th Annual Pre-Oscar party at Avalon on February 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for Global Green)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06: Joan Rivers attends the Bill Blass Fall 2007 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Tent in Bryant Park February 6, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for IMG)
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 27: TV personality Joan Rivers arrives at the 4th annual TV Guide after party celebrating Emmys 2006 held at Social Hollywood on August 27, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: TV personality Joan Rivers attends New York City's Elie Tahari Day at Elie Tahari Pop-up Store on September 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: Media personality Joan Rivers attends the 2013 Tribeca Ball at New York Academy of Art on April 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: TV personalities Joan Rivers (L) and Melissa Rivers attend the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 04: Flowers placed on The Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in memory of TV personality/comedian Joan Rivers on September 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: A general view of atmosphere outside Joan Rivers' apartment on September 5, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 5, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 10: Comedian Joan Rivers speaks to reporters at the awards ceremony for the 11th Annual Mark Twain Prize on November 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. This year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was awarded posthumously to George Carlin. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JULY 19: Actress Joan Rivers takes a tour of Fenway Park prior to the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox on July 19, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: TV personality Joan Rivers attends the 12th Annual Heller Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/WireImage)
Joan Rivers during Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa Host the Second Annual Relly Awards on 'LIVE with Regis and Kelly' at ABC-TV Studios in Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Joan Rivers attends the Broadway opening night production of 'Twelfth Night' & 'Richard III' at Belasco Theatre on November 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Tributes and flowers lay outside Joan River's Upper East Side home on September 6, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Rob Kim/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: (L-R) Melissa Rivers and Joan Rivers attend the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers attend the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Joan Rivers at taping of CMT's 40 Greatest Done-Me-Wrong Songs (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Joan Rivers performs at the Stardust Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday, June 26, 2004. Photo by Ethan Miller for Entertainment Weekly
Joan Rivers during Silver Spoon Pre-Golden Globe Hollywood Buffet - Day 2 at Private Residence in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Weeks/WireImage for Silver Spoon (formerly The Cabana))
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: TV hosts Joan and Melissa Rivers at the TV Guide stage during arrivals to the 47th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center February 13, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
Joan and Melissa Rivers pose during their visit to AOL.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: A general view of atmosphere outside Joan Rivers' apartment on September 5, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 5, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 04: Flowers placed on The Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in memory of TV personality/comedian Joan Rivers on September 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: Television personality Joan Rivers leaves the Sirius XM Studios on March 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Flowers are placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star for Joan Rivers in Hollywood, California on September 4, 2014, following news of the comedian's death in New York at the age of 81. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
FT.LAUDERDALE, FL - DECEMBER 12: Grand Marshall Joan Rivers at the Winterfest Boat Parade on December 12, 1991 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Manny Hernandez/GettyImages)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 04: Joan Rivers at the Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts on September 4, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Manny Hernandez/Getty Images)
Flowers are placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star for Joan Rivers in Hollywood, California on September 4, 2014, following news of the comedian's death in New York at the age of 81. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 081 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comeidan Joan Rivers during an interview with host Seth Meyers on August 4, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Joan Rivers -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: TV personality Joan Rivers seen on the streets of Manhattan on July 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Comedian Joan Rivers poses before signing copies of her new book 'Diary Of A Mad Diva' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on July 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Joan Rivers attends a book signing for her book 'Diary Of A Mad Diva' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on July 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Kohen/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: Joan Rivers visits Barnes & Noble Union Square to promote her latest book, 'Diary of a Mad Diva' on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Joan Rivers promotes her new book 'Diary of a Mad Diva' on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 27: Actress, comedian, and writer Joan Rivers attends Michigan Avenue Magazine Celebrates Its Women Of Influence, May/June Issue With Joan Rivers at Neiman Marcus Chicago on May 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue Magazine)
WESTBURY, NY - MAY 20: Joan Rivers attends the 2014 Larger Than Life Gala at Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation on May 20, 2014 in Westbury, New York. (Photo by Shahar Azran/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: TV Personalities Melissa Rivers and Joan Rivers from 'Fashion Police' attend the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Joan Rivers attends the Global Green USA's 11th Annual Pre-Oscar Party held at Avalon on February 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Robin Quivers and Joan Rivers attend 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash' presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Joan Rivers and Jeff Ross onstage at 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash' presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Joan Rivers is seen arriving at LAX airport on December 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Comedians Joan Rivers and Kathy Griffin attend The Friars Foundation Annual Applause Award Gala honoring Don Rickles at The Waldorf=Astoria on June 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: TV personality Joan Rivers leaves the 'Good Day New York' taping at the Fox 5 Studios on May 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
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