“I ain’t afraid of death.” Joan Rivers once told Time Magazine, “I’m in show business. I died a million times.”
Aging. Dying. Death. Concepts no one likes to think about, much less talk about. Of the many fatal tragedies the celebrity world has suffered lately — Lauren Bacall, Robin Williams, and Casey Kasem, to name a few — perhaps none shook people to the core as much as the passing of Joan Rivers.
Even at 81 years old, her death seemed to take everyone off-guard. Except maybe Joan Rivers herself. While on stage for the final time, she told the audience how she could die at any minute. And a few weeks ago, she posted on her Twitter account: