Joan Rivers Death

Melissa Rivers Could Face Whopping Tax Bill for Mom's $100M Estate 4

Melissa Rivers Could Face Whopping Tax Bill for Mom’s $100M Estate

Melissa Rivers is one lucky girl and so is Uncle Sam. She’s reportedly inheriting an estate from her mother that could be in the range of $100 million, but a whopping tax bill could slash that amount by more than half, according to federal and state tax laws. Comedian Joan Rivers reportedly left her only daughter $75 million in cash and her ornate, sprawling $35 million New York City apartment, according to UsWeekly....
Melissa Rivers 'Saddened' Over Mom Joan Rivers' Autopsy Findings 6

Melissa Rivers ‘Saddened’ Over Mom Joan Rivers’ Autopsy Findings

Melissa Rivers, the daughter of late comedian Joan Rivers, released a terse statement last night (Oct. 16) expressing continued sadness following the release of an autopsy report that suggested her mother’s death may have been preventable. “In response to NYC’s Medical examiner’s report, we continue to be saddened by our tragic loss. No further comment at this time,” she said over Twitter. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released the final report of its investigation yesterday....
Joan Rivers Wanted Funeral With All the Glitter of a Hollywood Premiere 8

Joan Rivers Wanted Funeral With All the Glitter of a Hollywood Premiere

Joan Rivers was very aware of her mortality despite her energetic lifestyle and often battled depression. But one thing she was sure about was her funeral. She wanted it to be like a Hollywood movie premiere. Rivers’ funeral will be held Sunday (Sept. 7) at a synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where she lived for many years. No further details of the funeral have been made public, but Rivers said in her July 2014 memoir, “Diary of a Mad Diva,” that she hoped her funeral would be like a Hollywood film premiere....
Joan Rivers' Autopsy Inconclusive; Throat Surgery Drugs Eyed 10

Joan Rivers’ Autopsy Inconclusive; Throat Surgery Drugs Eyed

Joan Rivers’ cause of death could not be immediately determine by an autopsy, according to results released today by the New York City medical examiner’s office. But drugs used for her throat surgery may have played a role. Rivers, 81, went into cardiac and respiratory arrest while undergoing minor surgery on her vocal chords at an outpatient clinic. Prior to that she exhibited no signs of ill health....
Joan Rivers' Passing Ends One of the Greatest Celebrity Feuds of All Time 12

Joan Rivers’ Passing Ends One of the Greatest Celebrity Feuds of All Time

Joan Rivers was a comedy pioneer breaking down barriers for women in show business, but her ambition, brashness and acerbic wit ignited one of the biggest celebrity feuds in Hollywood history. It only now ends with her death. The feud, of course, involved the king of late night television Johnny Carson. Like most bitter feuds, theirs started out with a strong friendship and ended in bitterness and recrimination. For Rivers, it was also career damaging and nearly career ending. ...
Joan Rivers, Pioneering Comedian, Cultural Touchstone, Dies at 81 14

Joan Rivers, Pioneering Comedian, Cultural Touchstone, Dies at 81

Joan Rivers, a pioneering female comedian, cultural touchstone and arbiter of taste and fashion, died today (Sept. 4) from cardiac arrest suffered during a routine medical procedure, from which she never regaining consciousness. She was 81. Rivers suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest Aug 28, during throat surgery on her vocal chords at a New York City clinic. ...