Melissa Rivers Remembers Her Late Mother Joan Rivers 6 Years after Her Death

Joan Rivers' comedic gifts charmed the world which is why her death left a gaping hole in the hearts of many. However, no one felt her absence more than her daughter, Melissa Rivers.

Melissa Rivers rose to fame from a young age as the only child of the late TV producer Edgar Rosenberg and comedian Joan Rivers. The 52-year-old followed her parents' footsteps into the entertainment business and even with a great career she still misses her mother.

Melissa recently disclosed to sources that she misses Joan's ability to make everything seem "special." The mother-of-one recalled moments when they traveled together as well as her mother's mementos.

The late Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers at to the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 27, 2005 | Photo: Getty Images

The late Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers at to the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 27, 2005 | Photo: Getty Images

It has been six years since the comedian died and her daughter believes she would have been upset with the current state of the world and the way it has restricted creativity especially the cancel culture. In her words:

"We've got to find our laugh again. We've all forgotten how to laugh."

According to the 52-year-old, who is a single mother, her son Cooper is her mother's "greatest legacy" as the best legacy anyone can give their parent is to raise a decent and wonderful child.

[Joan Rivers] rose to fame early in her career as the first female to host a late-night talk show on TV.

The mother-of-one revealed that she recognized her parents' personalities in herself while parenting and she also noticed her teenage self in her son and his naughty antics. 

Joan died on September 4, 2014 a week after she was hospitalized in Manhattan due to complications from a routine throat procedure. The heartbreaking news of her death was announced by her daughter in a statement.

The heartfelt statement expressed Melissa's gratitude to the staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for taking care of her mother as well as the love and support the family received from fans and friends around the world.

The comedian was known for her humorous gifts and she rose to fame early in her career as the first female to host a late-night talk show on TV. Before her success, Joan began her career singing with the group, Jim, Jake, and Joan.

She also won "Celebrity Apprentice," appeared on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson," and co-hosted the "Fashion Police." Rivers won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host and even Chris Rock once described her as one of the greatest stand-up comedians of time.

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