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Joan Rivers gets the star-studded farewell she wished for

Dozens of celebrities have paid their last respects to comedian Joan Rivers in Manhattan.

Hugh Jackman and the New York Gay Men's Chorus performed at the ceremony, which was also attended by stars including Whoopi Goldberg and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The pioneering 81-year-old died after suffering a heart attack during a routine medical procedure on Thursday.

The New York state health department is now investigating the circumstances surrounding Rivers' death.

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Goldberg and Trump among guests at Rivers funeral

Dozens of celebrities are attending the funeral of Joan Rivers in New York today. The comedian died aged 81 on Thursday after suffering a heart attack during surgery.

Whoopi Goldberg arrives for Joan Rivers' funeral in Manhattan today. Credit: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Actor Alan Cumming arrives at the funeral of Joan Rivers. Credit: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Property developer and TV celebrity Donald Trump is also attending Joan Rivers' funeral. Credit: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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