Nearly two years have passed since Joan Rivers’ death, her daughter Melissa has revealed she’s shipped her mother’s ashes to friends all over the world.
“She’s in England and Scotland and Mexico and Wyoming and California, and stores and restaurants and studios. She is places nobody would expect her to be,” Melissa told Matt Lauer Thursday on Today. “I think she’d be happy that what I still have is in my closet near my shoes.”
The Fashion Police host also addressed the lawsuit she settled with the clinic where Joan stopped breathing during throat surgery in August 2014. She died a week later in a New York hospital.
“Closure is an overused word. It was time to put it behind us and move forward,” Melissa said of the settlement. “One of the ways we’re moving forward is I’m going to push for some sort of legislature. I’m going to start in Albany, and hopefully it’ll be something that becomes a federal mandate of much closer regulations, tighter regulations on these outpatient ambulatory clinics.”
For more from Melissa, including details on an auction of her mother’s personal items, watch a clip of her Today show interview below.