Dec 09, 2014
By Michael Kramer
Joan Rivers has left her only child Melissa in charge of her fortune.
Rivers names Melissa as Executor in her will with “The broadest and most absolute permissible direction” – over a fortune estimated as high as $150 million.
The late comedienne asked that her business manager Michael D. Karlin and interior designer Robert Higdon be named Co-executors of the living trust.
Rivers died on September 4th of brain damage and had stopped breathing during a medical procedure days earlier.
A New York State report says the Manhattan clinic Rivers was at failed to identify her deteriorating vital signs.
She was 81 years old.