There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
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Kelly shared a similar sentiment, and was reportedly unhappy that E! decided to revamp the show after the comedian died.
"This is what should have happened from day one. Melissa always should have been there."
The British beauty was over the moon when she first heard the news:
"When [Melissa] called me to tell me, I was like screaming, jumping up and down because I'm like, continue the legacy!"
Even though the violet-haired beauty had a bit of a dramatic departure from the smack-talk show, she looks back on her time there with fond memories:
"I will always, always love, love, love the time I spent working with Joan [Rivers] and George [Kotsiopoulos] and Melissa. They're the most incredible people. They're still part of my family."
We wonder if Giuliana Rancic noticed she wasn't listed anywhere in there. Awkward!
We're so glad the TV personality is so supportive of Melissa's decision to take the reins!
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