Joan Rivers admitted that she was trying to prepare her daughter Melissa for her "inevitable" death in extracts from her very last interview, which has just been released for the first time since the outspoken comedienne's passing.
The 81-year-old, who died last week after suffering cardiac arrest during a simple surgical procedure, spoke to Sunday Times Style magazine not long before her passing. In the interview, Rivers creepily discussed her own death and how she was preparing her daughter for that day. She said:
Melissa says, ''I don’t want to hear about it, I don’t want to talk about it’', but I say, it’s comi-i-i-ing! It’s inevitable. It’s no longer an abstract thing. It’s like, God, I’m in my eighties. Nobody, when I die, is going to say, “how young?” They’re going to say, "She had a great ride."
Shortly before she died, the controversial, hot-headed star got herself into some trouble when she was quoted as saying that the Palestinian victims of the Gaza conflict deserved to be dead. Reflecting on the events, Joan commented:
For God's sake, for God's sake. I probably said, 'If you don't listen and if you don't get out when they warn you, then you're going to die.' You deserve to die if you're that stupid.
Unsurprisingly, given her offensive nature at times, Rivers reportedly gave daughter Melissa "strict instructions" on who should be turned away from her funeral. And we're guessing that list didn't stop at poor old Selena Gomez.
Well, whatever there is to be said of the woman, she was certainly one of a kind...