The funeral for Rivers will be at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan on Sunday, according to temple spokeswoman
Elizabeth Fezrine. Details, including the time and if the public will be allowed
Joan Rivers: In her own words
Rivers, 81, had been on life support at Manhattan's Mount Sinai hospital, where she was taken after she
stopped breathing at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic last Thursday.
Rivers was undergoing an apparently minor elective procedure at the clinic when she suffered cardiac and
respiratory arrest, according to the New York Fire Department.
Paramedics took her by ambulance to Mount Sinai Hospital, about a mile from the clinic, where she was initially
listed in critical condition.
Her death also has triggered an investigation by the New York medical examiner's office, its spokeswoman, Julie
Bolcer, told CNN. "The cause and manner of death will be announced at some point," she said.
The Rivers family made very little information about her medical condition public, finally confirming Tuesday that she was on life support.
"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," her daughter said. "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.'
Melissa Rivers and her son Cooper have spent the past week by Rivers' hospital bedside, rushing there last
Thursday when they learned of her illness.
'My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh," Melissa Rivers said. "Although that is difficult
to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."