NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Joan Rivers said in her book she wanted her funeral to be a "huge showbiz affair" and that's exactly what she got Hollywood's elite showed up to the private ceremony Sunday.
The comedian died Thursday after going into cardiac arrest during a routine throat procedure. She was in a coma for close to a week before she died "peacefully," her daughter, Melissa said.
In Rivers' 2012 book, I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me, Rivers said she wanted to go out in style when she died.
"When I die (and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes, Melissa, everything's in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action ... I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene!" she wrote. "I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don't want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don't want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing Mr. Lonely. I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag.Advertisement
"And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce's."