Joan Rivers Joked About What She Wanted For Funeral

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Joan Rivers Funeral

By Michael Lewittes

Joan Rivers Funeral

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Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday at 81, joked in her 2012 bestseller “I Hate Everyone… Starting With Me” about what she wanted at her funeral.

In the passage, Rivers wrote, “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! I want it to be Hollywood all the way.”

She cracked, “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. Lonely.’ I want to look gorgeous, better than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s.”

While Rivers’ requests are funny, of course her passing has been terribly sad, and dozens and dozens of stars have since paid tribute to the legendary comedian.

Rivers’ actual funeral is set for Sunday in New York.

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