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Joan Rivers thought death would be a 'big blow' for daughter

JOAN Rivers thought her death would be a "big blow" to her daughter.

The 81-year-old comedienne died on Thursday (04.09.14) after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest during a throat operation, but prior to her death the blonde beauty had been preparing her 46-year-old daughter Melissa - her only child - for the worst.

In her last interview before she died, Joan told the Sunday Times newspaper: "Melissa says, 'I don't want to hear about it, I don't want to talk about it', but I say, it's coming. It's inevitable. It's no longer an abstract thing. It's like, God, I'm in my eighties.

"Nobody, when I die, is going to say, "how young?" They're going to say she had a great ride."

Melissa - whose father Edgar Rosenberg committed suicide when she was just four years old - attended her mother's funeral at the Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan yesterday (07.09.14), alongside her son Cooper, 13.

The brunette beauty had guests in a fit of laughter as she rounded up the eulogies at the ceremony by reading out a letter she had sent to her mother.

She concluded the comical speech with: "I am grateful for everyday Cooper and I have with you. You are an inspiration."

Joan's death came just a week after she was placed in a medically-induced coma at Mount Sinai hospital in New York after suffering complications whilst undergoing a routine operation on her vocal cords at the private Yorkville Endoscopy clinic.

An investigation into Joan's death is currently underway following an inconclusive autopsy.


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