Joan Rivers RIP – 1933-2014

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 4 comments

Joan Rivers RIP - 1933-2014

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

So sad to hear Comedienne Joan Rivers passed away today.  As a long-time fan, I find myself in tears.  My heart goes out to Melissa, her daughter, who had to make the decision and I am sure it was the right decision.  But I have to wonder – did she stop breathing and go into cardiac arrest because of a botched endoscopy procedure, a minor procedure, or would what happened have happened anyway? She did a stand-up comedy routine the night before and had another scheduled in New Jersey for the very next night.  She seemed in fine form.

“In her final days, Rivers was upgraded to a larger hospital suite “decorated by celebrity wedding planner Preston Bailey with flowers, bows, plants,” according to longtime close pal Cindy Adams in The New York Daily News who went on to say: “Rivers was covered by a white faux mink blanket, while a CD of the Broadway hit “Oklahoma!” played in her room.”   What a loss. I am going to miss her. RIP Joan Rivers.  1933-2014.

This photo of Joan in action was taken at NY Fashion Week backstage before the 2012 Badgley Mischka show.