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February 9, 2015 10:14 am

Melissa Rivers Accepts Posthumous Grammy on Behalf of Mother Joan Rivers

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Melissa Rivers accepted the Best Spoken Word Album on behalf of her mother, Joan Rivers, at the 2015 Grammys. Photo: Instagram.

Yahoo – Typical Joan Rivers not to go quietly. The late comedian received a posthumous Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for the recording of her final memoir, Diary of a Mad Diva. The award was presented during the non-televised portion of the show, and daughter Melissa tearfully accepted on her mother’s behalf, but her speech was not without a few laughs.

“My mother would be absolutely thrilled to be here. She loved getting anything, and if she thought she could get something at a Waffle House in Secaucus she would be there,” joked Melissa. “Honestly, my mother winning a Grammy isn’t that far-fetched because she felt that comedy was music. There was a rhythm, but instead of notes there were words, and just like any of the great musicians who are here tonight, she loved to play.”

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