Joan Rivers has passed away, according to her daughter Melissa Rivers. Joan left the world in such stark contrast to the way she lived in it, with a powerful and unstoppable force. I always expected Joan to go out in front of a live audience in the most spectacularly dramatic way imaginable (I think that’s what she would have wanted). People are hungry for someone to blame, and the clinic that treated Joan Rivers is already under investigation. Fortunately Joan’s humor is well-documented, and has transcended generations and decades, because funny is funny. But there remains this overwhelming sense that Joan was way too young to die – how many 81-year-olds would you say that about? What a loss. We will miss you Joan!
“Life is very tough. If you don’t laugh, it’s tough.” – Joan Rivers