Happy Birthday, Joan Rivers.
The world continues to mourn the loss of such an iconic woman in Hollywood, but we’re especially reminded of Rivers today, because it would have been the late comedienne‘s 82nd birthday.
Melissa posted a photo on her WhoSay page of her mother’s Grammy award for Best Spoken Album in 2014 as a glimpse into her exhibit Can We Talk? at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, which kicks off today and runs until September.
“Hey everyone – here’s a little ‘sneak peek’ of @TheGRAMMYmuseum exhibit opening today. @Joan_Rivers Can We Talk? @TheGRAMMYs @EnterMissThang @LALive #TeamRivers,” she wrote.
Joan Rivers passed away in September at 81.
Melissa released the following statement at the time: “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother. She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother.”
It continued: “Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated. My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”
The tragic news came days after the Fashion Police host suffered from complications while undergoing a recent throat operation in New York City on Aug. 28.