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Joan Rivers' funeral, while away from Hollywood, was an honorable "showbiz affair" and included a final standing ovation for the comedy legend.
The comedienne, TV star and host of E!'s Fashion Police, who died last week at age 81, was mourned on Sunday by family and friends, including at least 40 celebrities, at a memorial at Temple Emanu-El, a Reform Jewish synagogue in New York City.
The tearful, emotional and often humorous service was conducted by Rabbi Joshua Davidson and included performances of Broadway show tunes by Tony winner Hugh Jackman, the New York City Gay Men's Chorus and the New York City Police Department Emerald Society bagpipers and drummers, E! News has learned. Joan had performed in Broadway plays in years past.
The funeral also included jokes by her friend, Sirius XM radio shock jock and America's Got Talent judge Howard Stern, who had interviewed her several times on her show. Joan's daughter Melissa Rivers read a sweet letter to her mother, while the comedienne's other friends also delivered touching tributes to the late icon.