Joan Rivers Laid to Rest in Star-Studded Ceremony

Just like she wanted.
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Just like she wanted.

Comedic icon Joan Rivers was laid to rest in a ceremony at the Temple Emanu-El synagogue in New York City Sunday morning.

Rivers said in her 2013 book, "I Hate Everyone... Starting With Me" that she wanted her funeral to be "a huge showbiz affair with lights, camera and action." And it sounds like that's what she got.

In addition to family, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Osbourne, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Michael Kors and Carolina Herrera were photographed entering the ceremony.

According to People, the New York City Gay Men's Chorus opened the service with a few songs, followed by performances from Hugh Jackman and Broadway actress Audra McDonald. Howard Stern, Cindy Adams, Margie Stern and Rivers's daughter Melissa all gave speeches. Guests left to the sounds of "New York, New York" played on the bagpipes, which could reportedly be heard all along 5th Avenue.

Rivers passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital Thursday at the age of 81 after suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a medical procedure at a clinic.