Celebrities From All Media Bid Joan Rivers Farewell at Funeral
She wanted it to be a star-studded Hollywood affair, and she got exactly that.
Several celebrities of all media -- including news, music, radio, TV, film and theater -- assembled in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 7, to bid Joan Rivers farewell at her funeral. The private ceremony was held at the Temple Emanu-El in New York City's Upper East Side area.
According to the New York Daily News, Howard Stern and TV anchor Deborah Norville delivered eulogies at the ceremony, while Hugh Jackman sang 'Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage.'
Some of the other celebrities in attendance included Barbara Walters, Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Donald Trump, Kathy Griffin, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Bernadette Peters, Alan Cumming, Paul Shaffer, Dr. Oz, Judge Judy, Geraldo Rivera and Kelly Osbourne.
A source told the newspaper that Joan's daughter, Melissa Rivers, was visibly grief-stricken but put on a strong face for the ceremony.
Rivers died on Thursday, Sept. 4, as a result of a botched throat procedure which took place on Aug. 28. An investigation is currently underway surrounding the circumstances.