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Hugh Jackman Sings Tribute at Joan Rivers Funeral

By    |   Monday, 08 Sep 2014 05:16 PM

Star of stage and screen Hugh Jackman was one of several celebrities who performed at the funeral for Joan Rivers on Sunday.

According to E! Online, Jackman, 45, sang "Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage," written by Peter Allen, to the estimated 2,000 people who attended Rivers' funeral at Temple Emanu-El in New York City. He reportedly received a standing ovation for the performance.

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Jackman is expected to return to Broadway in late October in "The River."

Also performing at Rivers’ funeral on Sunday were Audra McDonald, who sang Nat King Cole’s "Smile," reportedly one of Rivers' favorite songs, and the Gay Men’s Chorus that sang a medley of Broadway tunes.

The New York City Police Department Emerald Society bagpipers and drummers also gave a performance to honor Rivers.

Radio talk show host Howard Stern gave the eulogy. Dozens of celebrities and others paid tribute to Rivers, who was best known for her biting wit and sarcasm.

Rivers died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81. She had been undergoing a routine throat examination when she when into cardiac arrest in New York, later dying at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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