Joan Rivers made sure that her finances were completely in order before her untimely death, Sept. 4, making sure to leave it all to the ones she loved. The comedian, who passed away at the age of 81, after complications from a routine throat surgery, had a net worth of over $150 million. This includes a$35 million NYC apartment, that she left to her only child, Melissa Rivers and her $40 million per year, QVC fortune.
Melissa Rivers, 46, paid tribute to her late mother, Joan Rivers, at her Sept. 7, memorial by reading an excerpt from her upcoming book, “A Letter to My Mother.” The sweet and hilarious letter was written prior to Joan’s tragic passing on Sept. 4, and expresses what needed to change about their living situation! Read below to see the whole letter!
There was a huge public outcry after the Broadway League dissed Joan Rivers, who was nominated for a Tony Award for best actress in a play in 1994, by failing to honor her after her sad passing on Sept. 4. Thankfully, Broadway has changed its tune — seven of the famous New York City street’s 40 theaters have decided to dim their marquee lights at 6:45 p.m. tonight, Sept. 9, in honor of Joan.
It’s no secret that Melissa Rivers, 46, was as close to mother Joan Rivers as a daughter could be. As she continues to grieve for her mother’s death, sources close to Melissa have revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that she has been sleeping in Joan’s bed and that she may never sell her mother’s $35 million apartment.
While Melissa Rivers, 46, continues to mourn the loss of her beloved mom Joan Rivers, HollywoodLife.com has learned that Melissa truly thought “she’d leave this earth before her mom.” Read on for more about Melissa’s “shock” after her mother’s death.
Melissa Rivers, 46, and son Cooper Endicott, 13, tearfully watched as the coffin containing their beloved mother and grandmother, Joan Rivers, 81, was taken away to a New Jersey crematorium after a private service in New York City. Melissa remained the epitome of strength throughout the emotional scene, and Cooper stood by his mother’s side as she kissed her mother’s coffin in a touching goodbye. So sad.