Joan Rivers
TV personality Joan Rivers and daughter Melissa Rivers leave following a Spring/Summer 2013 collection show at New York Fashion Week on 10 September 2012.Reuters

Joan Rivers, who passed away on Thursday had already made her wishes clear about what kind of a funeral she would like, and in true Rivers' style it's an out-and-out Hollywood affair.

The 81-year-old comedienne, who died due to surgical complications, had detailed in her 2012 book, "I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me," that she wanted her funeral to be a showbiz extravaganza featuring Meryl Streep and a lot of paparazzi.

"When I die (and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes, Melissa, everything's in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action ... I want craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene!" Rivers wrote, according to New York Daily News.

"I want it to be Hollywood all the way," she continued. "I don't want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don't want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing 'Mr. Lonely.'"

On what her look should be, Rivers noted that she wanted to be buried in a Valentino gown with a toe-tag made by Harry Winston.

"I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive," she wrote. "And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyoncé's."

In an interview with New York Daily News, Rivers even joked about her death saying she will donate her body to Tupperware, as she has had so many plastic surgeries during her 81 years.

Rivers was aware of her imminent mortality, and she had prepared her daughter before-hand, asking her to find solace in the fact that her mother had an amazing life.

In a touching footage from a 2012 episode of Joan & Melissa, Rivers told her daughter before a plastic surgery that "if anything happens, Melissa, I've had a great life. If I died this morning, nobody would say 'so young.' I've had an amazing life, if it ended right now — amazing life!

"Life is so much fun. It's one big movie! Every minute this has been my life," Rivers said, according to Radar Online.

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