Legendary Comedienne Joan Rivers' funeral will take place in
New York this Sunday. Rivers, who died at the age of 81 on Thursday
following surgical complications, will be laid to rest at Temple
Emanu-El in Manhattan this Sunday.
Elizabeth Fezrine, a spokeswoman for the congregation, said
details about the service - including the time and whether the
public will be allowed to attend - are not yet known. Joan Rivers
has spoken a lot about her epic planned funeral. She wished a
star-studded funeral and used to say that her funeral must be very
happening. Joan mentioned about it in her book, "I Hate
Everyone...Starting With Me."
Joan Rivers wrote on her funeral,"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!"
She added, "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. Lonley.' 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