The late groundbreaking comedienne and E! Fashion Police host will have a red carpet at her funeral, upon which family and friends will walk as they enter the temple, according to Us Weekly magazine.
Rivers will be laid to rest at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles and will reportedly be buried along with the red carpet.
“A lot of celebrities confirmed,” a source told Us. In addition, only certain individuals will have the honor of rolling it out.
The 81-year-old comedienne died Thursday, a week after she stopped breathing during a routine outpatient procedure on her vocal cords.
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As tributes continue to emerge from around the world for Rivers, a moving audio clip of Rivers sharing plans for her own funeral has resurfaced. Her plans make the red carpet feature of her funeral completely appropriate and honoring of the queen of the red carpet.
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“When I die — and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes, Melissa, everything’s in your name — I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action,” Rivers wrote in her 2012 book, I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me, and later recorded for an audio version of the book.
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“I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents,” she continued. “I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing Mr. Lonely. I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s.”