Joan Rivers 1933-2014

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After being rushed to hospital last week after her heart suddenly stopped beating during vocal chord surgery, Joan Rivers has been taken off life support. She was 81.

Joan had a long and distinguished comedic career spanning over 50 years, but for a youngster like me two roles stand out.

One was playing Dot Matrix in Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs.

The other – and by far most important role – was being Joan Rivers, passionate defender of Israel.

I get the feeling G-d decided to take Joan in after this, her finest moment.

May He comfort Joan’s family at this time.

Update: I just saw this now for the first time – language warning (hat tip: Arsen)

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