Funeral services have been set for the late Joan Rivers, the comedic legend, pioneer and resident foul-mouthed jokester, who died September 4, at 81-years-old, after going into cardiac arrest and falling into a coma shortly after getting vocal chord surgery. Her funeral will be held Sunday at Temple Emmanual-El in Manhattan. The formal details about the service are not yet known, but Joan did leave a message of how she wanted her life to be celebrated when this time came.
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Rivers wrote a book called “I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me,” and in it, she talked a lot about death, her love of funerals and her hate for picking out caskets–among other things–and detailed how she’d like her funeral to play out. Spoiler alert: Beyonce is a part of Joan’s funeral plans and it’s amazing! Here’s what she said:
“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. 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 dead 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 Beyoncé‘s.”
This is the role of a lifetime for Meryl Streep and let’s hope Beyonce donates some of her signature fans!
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