Goodbye Joan Rivers Queen of Comedy

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Goodbye Joan Rivers Queen of Comedy:
Joan Alexandra Molinsky, born June 8th 1933. She was better known as Joan Rivers. An actress, comedienne, writer, producer, and television host. She was known for her stand-up comedy, her red carpet interviews and especially for her co-hosting show the Fashion Police on E!. She knew the ins and outs when it came to fashion and she definitely knew how to describe an outfit, be it a bust or a success. She had a successful 50 years career on stage and on TV. She was a feisty, out-spoken with no-hold-barred approach kind of women. She was an inspiration to many comedians, be it female or other, she was inspiring.
Joan first made her appearance on TV in 1965 as a guest on The Tonight Show hosted by Johny Carson where he said “You're going to be a star," and he was right. In 1986 she launched a late night talk show by the name of, The Late Show with Joan Rivers. She was the first women to host her own late night show on network television. She later went on to host a successful daytime show, The Joan Rivers Show from 1989 to 1993. In 2010 she began co-hosting the Fashion Police alongside Guiliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos. She also authored 12 best-selling memoir and humor books.
She was an advocate to several organisations such as The American foundation of Suicide Prevention, Wounded Warriors, God’s Love we Deliver, Guide Dogs for the blind and GLAAD. Rivers devoted much of her time to philanthropy, including supporting and promoting HIV/AIDS activism.
On August 28, 2014, Rivers experienced serious complications and stopped breathing during a routine surgical procedure on her vocal cords at a clinic in Yorkville, Manhattan. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where she was put into a medically induced coma after reportedly suffering cardiac arrest. On August 30, she was put on life support.
On September 1, 2014, Rivers' physicians had reportedly begun trying to bring her out of the coma, and she was moved to a private room on September 3, still without a prognosis. The following day, September 4, Rivers died at 1:17 pm EDT. The exact cause of death was still undetermined after two days, while more tests had been ordered.

Her funeral took place on September 7, 2014 at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. The private ceremony was attended by numerous public figures, talk show host Howard Stern delivered the eulogy. Stern described Rivers as "brassy in public [and] classy in private ... a troublemaker, trail blazer, pioneer for comics everywhere, ... [who] fought the stereotypes that women can't be funny." (Source