Was Joan Rivers Snubbed in the 2015 GRAMMYs In Memoriam Segment?
By Raphael Chestang
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The Recording Academy paid tribute today to Joan Rivers when they awarded her a posthumous GRAMMY for Best Spoken Word Album for Diary of a Mad Diva, but the legendary comedienne was noticeably absent from the award show's In Memoriam segment on Sunday.
"My mother would be absolutely thrilled to be here," Melissa, 47, said as she received the statuette. "She loved getting anything. If she thought she could get something at a Waffle House in Secaucus, she would be there."
Joan passed away last year after undergoing a routine endoscopy. She was placed in a medically induced coma after going into cardiac arrest and passed away a week later at the age of 81.