The funeral for comedienne Joan Rivers, who passed away this week at the age of 81, will be held tomorrow at Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side. And, fittingly, a red carpet will reportedly be unrolled outside the synagogue, in tribute to Rivers's famed red carpet hosting duties.
Though specific details about Rivers's funeral have not yet been released, US Weekly reports that guests will be invited to walk on the red carpet. Sources told the tabloid that Rivers will then be buried with it.
Rivers was put on life support last week after she went into cardiac arrest during an endoscopic procedure at an outpatient clinic, and died on Thursday. According to the medical examiner's office, initial autopsy results were inconclusive; the NY State Health Department is reportedly investigating the clinic where her operation was held.
Apparently, Rivers suffered from a heart condition—on a 1985 episode of Good Morning America, she spoke of having a heart arrhythmia. "When you go under, say for plastic surgery or something like that, that's when your heart can go out of kilter," she told host Joan Lunden. "So I'm always very careful."