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Joan Rivers Funeral: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Barbara Walters, Howard Stern Pay Tribute To Late Comedienne [PHOTOS]

Comediennes Kathy Griffin and Whoopi Goldberg were just two of a handful of A-list celebrities who arrived at the Temple Emanu-El in New York City to pay their respects at Joan Rivers’ funeral on Sunday morning. Also in attendance were journalists Geraldo Rivera, Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer. 

Hours earlier, crowds of fans and media lined the streets of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where police had set up baricades. While Rivers previously wrote of lavish “red carpet” plans for her own funeral, Sunday’s event was a private affair. 

Rivers, 81, was a revolutionary actress and comedian known for paving the way for women in the industry.  She died on Thursday at mount Sinai Hospital following complications from surgery. 

Joan Rivers Funeral: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Barbara Walters, Howard Stern Pay Tribute To Late Comedienne [PHOTOS]

Radio host Howard Stern arrives with wife Beth Ostrosky to attend the funeral of comedienne Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York September 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Joan Rivers Funeral: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Barbara Walters, Howard Stern Pay Tribute To Late Comedienne [PHOTOS]

Comedienne Kathy Griffin arrives to attend the funeral of comedienne Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York September 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Joan Rivers Funeral: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Barbara Walters, Howard Stern Pay Tribute To Late Comedienne [PHOTOS]

Comedienne Whoopi Goldberg arrives to attend the funeral of comedienne Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York September 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Joan Rivers Funeral: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Barbara Walters, Howard Stern Pay Tribute To Late Comedienne [PHOTOS]

AC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller (L) greets journalist Diane Sawyer as they arrive to attend the funeral of comedienne Joan Rivers. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Joan Rivers Funeral: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Barbara Walters, Howard Stern Pay Tribute To Late Comedienne [PHOTOS]

Actor Alan Cumming arrives to attend the funeral of comedienne Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York September 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Joan Rivers Funeral: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Barbara Walters, Howard Stern Pay Tribute To Late Comedienne [PHOTOS]

Journalist Geraldo Rivera arrives to attend the funeral of comedienne Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York September 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Joan Rivers Funeral: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Barbara Walters, Howard Stern Pay Tribute To Late Comedienne [PHOTOS]

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives to attend the funeral of comedienne Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York September 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Joan Rivers Funeral: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Barbara Walters, Howard Stern Pay Tribute To Late Comedienne [PHOTOS]

Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz arrives to attend the funeral of comedienne Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York September 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Joan Rivers Funeral: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Barbara Walters, Howard Stern Pay Tribute To Late Comedienne [PHOTOS]

Television personalities Kathie Lee Gifford (L) and Hoda Kotb arrive to attend the funeral of comedienne Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York September 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Joan Rivers Funeral: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Barbara Walters, Howard Stern Pay Tribute To Late Comedienne [PHOTOS]

Real estate developer Donald Trump arrives to attend the funeral of comedienne Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York September 7, 2014. Lucas Jackson

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