Joan Rivers News Archive
Joan Rivers Underwent Biopsy She Never Agreed To During Throat Procedure - Did This Cause Her Death?
There are still so many unanswered questions in the tragic death of Joan Rivers.
While Joan stopped breathing during a routine throat procedure, all questions are now being pointed at Yorkville Endoscopy, where the work was done.
It is reported that Joan initially went in for "a diagnostic procedure [to] see why her voice had gotten raspy." Unfortunately, it sounds like something more than that might have gone down - something not pre-approved by Joan.
Joan had apparently brought another doctor with her to observe what was going on during the procedure, and when the operating doctor found something on her vocal cords, the doctor
Thanks to an outcry on social media, the Broadway League rethought its decision to honor the Tony nominee.
Executive director Charlotte St. Martin explained what reversed their ruling. She wrote:
After all, the Great White Way was a huge part of Joan's career for three decades. She starred in Fun City in the 70's and Broadway Bound in the 80's.
And in 1994, she wrote and starred in Sally Marr… and Her Escorts (see the pics ABOVE), for which she was nominated for a Tony AND a Drama Desk Award.
But the Broadway League has decided NOT to bestow the honor of the dimmed lights on Joan. How is this possible?? Executive director Charlotte St. Martin explains:
Because it's pretty much exactly what she would have wanted.
Among them were Andy Cohen, Whoopi Goldberg, Howard Stern, Hoda Kotb, Diane Sawyer, Ozzy Osbourne and his daughter Kelly Osbourne, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick, Giuliana Rancic, Alan Cumming, Barbara Walters, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Oz, Kathie Lee Gifford, Donald Trump, Joy Behar, Michael Kors, and of course Rosie O'Donnell.
Like we said, they allllllll came out to remember Joan.
During the service, there were various musical performances to pay tribute to Joan.
The funeral began
This is just beyond beautiful.
Fans had gathered around Joan's apartment and Melissa did the incredible thing of coming out to personally thank them for all their love and support.
Her speech was recorded and is absolutely touching. Just that she took the time to talk to Joan's fans proves just how much Joan loved her fans and they loved her.
Watch the brave and sweet moment (below).
This sounds like a ceremony Joan Rivers would DEFINITELY have approved of!
The comedienne’s funeral service was held today in New York City at Temple Emanu-El, and by all accounts, it was perfection!
There were thousands of people outside, paying their respects, and inside, her celeb friends like Sarah Jessica Parker, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, and many others were there. Her fellow Fashion Police critic Kelly Osbourne was in attendance and was very emotional about the sudden passing of her friend. Luckily, she had Rosie O'Donnell there to comfort her.
By all accounts, it was an "astoundingly beautiful ceremony!"
Joan, you are loved and deeply missed!
[Image via WENN.]