Joan Rivers funeral Sunday at Manhattan synagogue

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (PIX11) — Funeral services for comedian Joan Rivers will be held on Sunday at Temple Emanu-El on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

The service will start at 11 a.m. Rivers, who died on Thursday at the age of 81,  was a member of the popular Reform congregation.

If Rivers has her way, the funeral won’t be a somber affair. In her 2012 book, “I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me,” Rivers made her wishes known in hilarious detail:

“When I die, 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!” Rivers 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. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyoncé’s.”

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