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Tons of Celebrities Mourn Joan Rivers' Death At Her Funeral in New York City

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Sep. 7 2014, Published 3:07 p.m. ET

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It's been three days since Joan Rivers passed away of complications following throat surgery, and now, the comedian has finally been laid to rest.

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Joan's daughter Melissa, grandson Cooper, and the rest of Joan's never-ending group of family and friends joined together today for the funeral at Temple Emanu-El synagogue in New York City, where Joan was a member for years. Afterwards, the actual burial took place at a funeral chapel nearby on the Upper East Side.

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Howard Stern, Donald Trump, Kristin Chenoweth, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Sarah Jessica Parker and Barbara Walters are among the A-list guests who were in attendance and Howard delivered Joan's eulogy. Even though the ceremony was private, USA Today reports that bagpipers streamed out of the synagogue playing songs like New York, New York as guests exited. There was also singing from the New York Gay Men's choir before the ceremony began, and hundreds of fan, press and paparazzi covered Fifth Avenue while the funeral was going on.

And it seems like Joan's funeral was exactly as she would've wanted it to be. In her 2012 book, I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me, Joan wrote that she wanted her funeral to be "a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action. I don't want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. ... And I want a wind machine so that even in my casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce's."

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Well, maybe it didn't involve all (or any) of that, but we think Joan would be pleased with how it all went down. RIP, Joan Rivers.

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Can you believe that Joan is really gone? What's your favorite moment of hers ever? Tweet us @OKMagazine.


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