Suzy Byrne yahoo.com By her own admission, Joan Rivers was a workaholic, and the octogenarian continued earning up until the day she died. Now the legendary comedian's sizable estate must be divided.
The New York Daily News reports that the Fashion Police co-host was worth an estimated $150 million at the time of her death earlier this month and, as expected, the bulk of that will go to her only daughter, Melissa, and beloved grandson, Cooper. However, in her will, she also provided for her four dogs, which will move from Joan's opulent Upper East Side Manhattan condo to the home of one of her personal assistants, Jocelyn Pickett. (A spokesperson for Rivers has not yet responded to Yahoo's request for comment on the will.)
"Those dogs are her family," a source told the paper of the animals, which visited Joan in the hospital during her final days. That's an understatement. Rivers actually credited one of her pets, a Yorkie named Spike, for saving her life when she contemplated suicide in 1988, months after her husband, Edgar Rosenberg, took his life. "What saved me was my dog jumped into my lap. I thought, 'No one will take care of him,'" she told the Daily Beast in July. "It wasn't a friendly dog — only to me. I adored this dog. … I had the gun in my lap, and the dog sat on the gun."to read more: yahoo.com
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