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Joan Rivers remembered in Hawaii

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Joan Rivers, the comedy legend who died Thursday at the age of 81, performed in Hawaii several times.

Promoter Tom Moffatt, responsible for bringing acts like Elvis Presley Bruno Mars to Hawaii, said Rivers was the consummate professional.

"You think, she's so tough, she's going to live forever," Moffatt said. "When I heard she had an attack, I thought, 'oh, she's going to pull out of it.' And when I got the news that she died, I was really shocked. It hurt because she was a talented and nice person."

Former TV personality Mahealani Richardson was once her intern.

"On 'The Joan Rivers Show,' she was the host," Richardson said. "My job was to bring in all the guests and prep them for Joan to interview them, and you just never knew what she was going to say. She would come up with all these wacky things all of a sudden, and it was really fun to watch, and it was just really an honor to work for her."

Rivers died a week after she went into cardiac arrest following a routine procedure at a doctor's office. Her funeral is scheduled for Sunday in New York.

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