|Comedienne and Fashion Critic Joan Rivers|
Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated.
My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon." - Melissa River
I liked Joan Rivers because she was a series of contradictions. She was like your gossipy girlfriend who had the dirt on everybody famous, and she coined the phrase, "Can we talk?" In my opinion she was unattractive, loud, a self proclaimed 'bitch', and only marginally funny. Still, there was something about her that made me laugh all the time. For instance, I thought she and her daughter had a lotta nerve criticizing what everybody was wearing at every event. She wasn't always the best dressed but that didn't matter. She parlayed her jokes, celebrity gossip, and fashion criticism into a money-making empire called the 'Fashion Police'. She was a bestselling author, a talk show host and a standup comic. I was shocked when I heard she was on life support this morning, after having gone into a coma a few days earlier. Her talent will be sadly missed.
Rest In Peace, Ms Rivers