Although the news of Joan Rivers passing away was heartbreaking, the former tv host & comedienne didn’t want people to be upset at her funeral and by the looks of things, that last wish will be granted.
According to Us Weekly, there will be a red carpet at her funeral, as she told her daughter Melissa she wants “lights, camera, action” to occur. Sources at the site also revealed that there are “a lot of celebrities confirmed” for the ceremony.
The Fashion Police host also requested that her favorite singer Bobby Vinton sing at the funeral, but that probably won’t happen. TMZ reports he is too sick to sing.
According to the site:
But TMZ has learned 79-year-old Vinton — who’s been friends with Joan for years — is just getting over a bout with pneumonia. Bobby’s rep tells us Vinton is bummed he won’t be able to perform his 1964 hit, but will try to make it up in some way … perhaps with a recorded video message.
Meanwhile, Joan’s friends Larry King and Dick Cavett are making noise over the investigation of the New York clinic that played a part in Joan’s death.
King told HuffPost Live:
“What’s bothering me about this whole thing, aside from the disbelief that I’ll never talk to her again, is what are they likely to find in the examination of the clinic? Malpractice? What can that mean?”
“It’s tabloid fodder,” King said. “What I don’t like … is all this conjecture on the cable networks. Everybody is a doctor, and everybody’s made assumptions already. Let her rest.”
On a brighter note, the legend’s last interview is being released.
In the eery chat with Closer Magazine, Joan talks about living life to the fullest, and not taking a break until her death comes.
She tells the host:
I’m that moron who always walks up the stairs – I won’t use the elevator’.
‘I’ve had periods in my life when I wasn’t famous and no one would give me a show so now I never take a break. I’ll sleep when I’m dead.’
Be sure to pick up your copy on Tuesday to read her last interview in full.