Joan Rivers on Being Remembered After Death: “When It’s Over, It’s Over, So Enjoy It Now” (VIDEO)
The world may have lost the legendary Joan Rivers yesterday, but she won’t soon be forgotten. Joan lived her life in a way that promised she’d be remembered — even if in a recent interview she admitted she expected to be forgotten after death.
When the Fashion Police host chatted with E! News earlier this year, she said that when her life ends, her life ends, and who cares if people love her more after death? And of course, Joan explained the sentiment in her own witty way.
“Enjoy me now,” she said, according to E! Online. “Van Gogh — poor son of a b—tch — didn’t sell one painting in his lifetime and now it’s ‘Oh, it’s a Van Gogh!’ He doesn’t know. Who cares afterward?”
She also applied the same logic to Frank Sinatra.
“I did a thing for Court TV five years ago … I did a thing, I went to Vegas and was asking people if they missed Sinatra,” Joan explained. “Half of them didn’t know who Sinatra was. My grandson wouldn’t know or care. Couldn’t care less. When it’s over, it’s over, so enjoy it now.”
Judging by the reaction of her Hollywood peers after the news broke that Joan passed away yesterday, we can safely say that she was wrong about this one. For Joan, it’s not over — her timeless, biting remarks will be remembered for years to come.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” a statement from Joan’s daughter, Melissa, said yesterday. “She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends ... 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.”