The family and friends of Joan Rivers will be having a private funeral on Sunday at a synagogue in New York City. Media reports are saying it will be a red carpet event. The memorial for Rivers, who died Thursday, will be at the Temple Emanu-El, according to a synagogue spokesperson.
The service will be a private one and held in the morning hours. There have not been any details released on her interment except that allegedly Rivers’ body will later be sent to the famous Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.
In her 2012 book, I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me, Rivers penned a paragraph that was directed only at her daughter, Melissa. It stated that when Joan died, “and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and, yes, Melissa, everything’s in your name” Joan wanted her funeral to be a giant stage affair with lights, cameras, action. She told her daughter that she wanted the paparazzi and publicists all making a scene. She desired her memorial to be completely Hollywood and even added that (as a joke, presumably) she wanted Meryl Streep to attend and to be sobbing in five different accents. She also wrote that she wanted a wind machine so that even while she lay in her casket her hair could be blowing just like Beyonce’s.
`The adored comic passed away at age 81, a week after she stopped breathing during a surgical procedure on her vocal cords on Aug. 28 and was rushed from the health center over to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
With the prospect that the calamitous complications stemmed from a supposedly routine procedure she was having done, medical authorities have stepped in to inspect the case. The New York City medical examiner’s office have spoken to the media after an investigation of Rivers’ case. They have stated that the official manner and cause of Rivers’ death is still unknown and is under further study. The office plans on continuing its examination and will continue to run tests before defining the official cause of death and releasing the findings to the public.
The State Health Department of New York is also looking into the health center where Rivers was treated. It is known as Yorkville Endoscopy. As a portion of its inquiry, DOH has been on the scene of the treatment center, speaking with staff members and also looking over various medical archives. The clinic has not received any violations or complaints up to the present time in relation to any patient care relating to the health center. The clinic opened its doors in 2013, stated the Department of Health.
One of the spokespeople for Yorkville Endoscopy would only say that because of health care privacy laws, they were unable to release “any information about patients” and that included Rivers. This was because of in the occurrence of any adverse incidents; Yorkville Endoscopy would punctually report to the proper government and supervisory agencies and also would proactively work together with any governmental assessment which may be found.
Back to a statement about the funeral, Joan Rivers’ family and friends will be attending the service on Sunday at a synagogue in New York City. Media reports are saying it will be a red carpet event. The memorial for Rivers, who passed away last Thursday, will be at the Temple Emanu-El, according to a synagogue spokesperson.
By Kimberly Ruble