Joan Rivers’ Funeral To Be Held at Temple Emanu-El In New York City

Joan Rivers will be memorialized in her hometown of New York City.

Her funeral will take place on Sunday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.

“It is a terribly sad day for all of us,” Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson told ABC News in a statement. “We mourn with her family, friends and all those millions to whom she brought laughter and joy.”

Rivers died on Thursday at the age of 81, one week after she was hospitalized in New York City. The comedian had been unconscious since suffering cardiac arrest while undergoing a medical procedure, a source confirmed to ABC News at the time. Melissa Rivers, her daughter, said last week that the “Fashion Police” co-host was on life support.

“My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh,” Melissa Rivers said in a statement earlier today. “Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

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