As we continue to mourn the loss of the legendary comedian Joan Rivers, friends, family, coworkers, and admirers are sharing their thoughts. One of the highlights from Rivers’ later years was watching her debate the latest fashion hits and misses with fellow E! Fashion Police correspondent Kelly Osbourne. “Not only was she my boss, she was and will always be my teacher, therapist, closest friend, inspiration and the only grandmother I ever knew,” Osbourne said on Thursday in a statement. Read her full thoughts on Rivers’ passing below:
I’m completely heartbroken by the loss of my beloved Joan. Not only was she my boss, she was and will always be my teacher, therapist, closest friend, inspiration and the only grandmother I ever knew. She was family and I will never forget her. Laughter will be difficult for a while but when I’m sad, lonely or upset all I will have to do is think of Joan and a smile will cross my face. Laughter is what she gave us and laughter is what she would want us to do in remembrance of her. Melissa and Cooper, my thoughts are with you and I love you both so much. Joan, thank you for taking me in and loving me as a daughter. I will miss you deeply and will always hear your voice in my head saying ‘my darling get out there and be you!’
At the 2013 Do Something Awards, Joan and her daughter Melissa presented Osbourne with an award and praised her for her support of brother Jack — who has battled Multiple sclerosis since 2012 — as well as her commitment to raising awareness for the disease. “I just love her so much,” Joan said. Watch the full video below.
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