Year: 1990 Source: CV Magazine, v.2, no.3, (April 1990), p.45-47 SIEC No: 19900528

This article is Melissa Rivers’ (daughter of Joan Rivers, the comedian) account of her father’s suicide in 1988. Although she felt guilt at not having noticed the warning signs, she also realizes that her father had made sure that no one could stop him. Melissa was 19 at the time. The grieving process was made especially difficult as her mother had just been fired, and Melissa was still adjusting to college. She describes how she had to “grow up” after her father’s death.