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Joan Rivers left a wealth of memories for reporter
Joan Rivers left a wealth of memories for reporter

A few weeks ago, I told Joan Rivers I was scared about her dying. “I spend too much time thinking about this,” I admitted. “But you can’t die.” “That’s very sweet,” she replied. “But it’s just part of the game.” Sure, she was 81, but I had no reason to fear her passing. It was a July day — sometime around noon — and she’d been up since 4 a.m. filming an episode of “Fashion Police.” And yet she still seemed fresh. Her face was made up impeccably. She ranted about how Lena Dunham gets naked too much. She even discussed her own mortality. “At this age, you’re stupid not to...

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