As the world absorbs the death of legendary comedian Joan Rivers today and remembers her legacy, archives and old appearances are revisited.
You won’t have to look too far back, however, to find Rivers facing the issue of death head-on and saying that she’s not afraid.
In a March 2014 appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Rivers made her statement, loud and clear, no mention of Beyonce-esque wind tunnels at funerals or a guest list including Meryl Streep.
“You’re not afraid of death,” Fallon said. “You’re not afraid of death and getting older.
“Well, too late for getting older,” Rivers quipped immediately. “On my bucket list, number one is wake up. No, I’m not afraid. My father was a doctor, so I was around death all my life. I was very used to it because he was a f**king doctor.”
The segment was cut short for time, but the sentiment is clear.
Watch the full interview below.