It's been five years since the world was forced to say goodbye to Joan Rivers.
Days after the trailblazing comedian and seemingly indefatigable workhorse was placed into a medically induced coma after she experienced serious complications and stopped breathing during a minor throat procedure at an outpatient clinic in Yorkville, Manhattan, the legend whom Carol Burnett would later honor as "the poster child for the Energizer Bunny" had been revealed to be a mere mortal like the rest of us, succumbing to brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen on September 4, 2014 at 81 years of age.
Delivering the eulogy at her private memorial service at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan just three days later, Howard Stern described Rivers to the estimated crowd of 1,500 attendees, including celebrities like Barbara Walters, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie O'Donnell and even future president Donald Trump (proving that even nemeses like those last two could put aside their numerous differences to pay tribute to their shared friend), as a "troublemaker, trail blazer for comics everywhere, never apologizing and never caring what people thought."
"She did everything on her own terms," the radio host continued. "She fought the stereotypes that women can't be funny, they should stay in their place, stay home."