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Celebrity mourners pay their respects at Joan Rivers’ funeral

Celebrities, friends and loved ones came out in force to celebrate the life of comedic legend Joan Rivers at her funeral in New York over the weekend.
Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne at Joan Rivers funeral

Joan Rivers had always hoped that her funeral would be a grandiose affair, and her wish was granted as her loved ones came together to remember the life of the inimitable star.

Hugh Jackman helped make it a Broadway-style affair by singing Peter Allen’s ‘Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage’, which garnered a standing ovation from the assembled mourners.

Her daughter Melissa Rivers read out a heartfelt letter to her mother and all tributes and readings reportedly combined a sense of loss with the sense of humour that Joan would have wanted people to show.

Click through the gallery to see the various celebrity mourners who attended the funeral.

Melissa Rivers and her son Edgar stoically supported one another through their grief as they led the congregation in paying tribute to Joan Rivers at New York’s Temple Emanu-El on the weekend.

Joan famously said that she wanted her funeral to be a grandiose affair.

Joan Rivers’ close friends and Fashion Police co-hosts Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic.

Hugh Jackman arrived at the funeral by bike and helped give Joan the big Broadway style send-off she always wanted, by performing Peter Allen’s ‘Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage’ as part of his tribute to her.

Close friend and fellow funny-woman Whoopi Goldberg arrives at the funeral.

Fashion designer Michael Kors and Joan’s Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic arrive at the funeral dressed in black and sporting dark sunglasses.

Sarah Jessica Parker and her son, James Wilkie Broderick, arrive at the funeral. Her husband Matthew Broderick was also in attendance.

English actor and Broadway theatre star Alan Cumming and legendary news reporter Diane Sawyer were both seen looking demure as they attended the funeral.

Close friend of Joan’s and legendary American news reporter and TV presenter, Barabara Walters, was in attendance.

Iconic American fashion designer Carolina Herrera.

Donald Trump and iconic quirky film director John Waters.

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner.

Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels and Dr. Oz arrive at the funeral.

A marching band help to make Joan’s funeral the grandiose affair that she would have wanted.

Fans paid tribute to Joan in New York by leaving bouquets and garlands outside her apartment building.

Joan’s close friend and fellow comedian Kathy Griffin can be seen arriving.

Actor Kyle MacLachlan and his wife Desiree Gruber arrive at the funeral.

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