Joan Rivers had plane crash hit list

Melissa and Joan RiversJoan Rivers had a list of people who she wanted to die in a plane crash.

The veteran comedian – who passed away last summer – kept a ”fake flight manifest” she called ”Death Flight 5000,” which included several people she hoped would be killed in a fantasy air traffic accident, according to her daughter Melissa Rivers.

The 47-year-old actress made the claim in a memoir she has written for her late mother titled The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation in which she also claims the star underwent a total of 348 cosmetic procedures during her lifetime.

And according to her daughter, the 81-year-old Fashion Police star ”loved to lie,” with dishonesty being her key trait.

She said: ”The woman loved to lie. Her relationship with the truth was like Jennifer Aniston’s relationship with Angelina Jolie – they weren’t close.”

Elsewhere in the book about Joan, who died as a result of complications during surgery, Melissa claims her mother married her father Edgar Rosenburg after knowing him for just five days.

However, Melissa – who has 14-year-old son Cooper – said she is glad she has spilled some of her mother’s secrets in the book, as she had always wanted to pen a hilarious memoir to be released after her death.

She told Newsday: ”I thought, ‘This is way too soon.’ And then I thought, my mother would absolutely kill me if I didn’t do this right away. Her joke was always that she wanted us to write a book together called Comedian Dearest, a kind of spoof on Mommie Dearest, and have it ready to go so that the minute she died I could have a book to publish. Obviously, we never did that, but she was serious. I probably should have told that story in the book.”

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  1. Jax • May 12, 2015 @ 7:53 PM

    I am so glad we had the chance to see Joan when she appeared on stage at the River Cree Casino outside of Edmonton a few short years ago. She was one hilarious lady and her tragic passing was very sudden and sad. I look forward to reading the book.

  2. Andrew • May 14, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

    Don’t we all? I just haven’t written mine down, lol.

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