Joan Rivers’ beloved line of merchandise on QVC won’t end with her death.
The late comedian’s cohort on her Joan Rivers Classics Collection, David Dangle, posted a blog on QVC.com saying that the show will go on, so to speak. And Rivers’ daughter Melissa says in a letter to QVC shoppers that this is what her mom would have wanted.
During her 24-year tenure at QVC, Rivers sold $1 billion worth of merchandise, according to Fortune magazine.
In his blog, Dangle writes, “While my heart is broken, I know Joan would want her vision to live on. She worked tirelessly for the last 24 years to bring her personal style and sensibility to the QVC family and would want her collection to continue.”
Melissa said the same in her missive to QVC shoppers.
My Dearest David,
I cannot express my thanks to you for all the support you have shown Cooper and me during the last few weeks. Your love and courage are helping me through this difficult time.
If you can, please take the opportunity to express to our loyal fans how much their support has meant. Knowing that so many people enjoy my mother’s products is a true testament to the love she put behind every single item.
For the last 24 years, you have been side by side with her on this journey with QVC. It is so important to me that we continue to share with others her passion for design.
My mother always felt that her business and the people who worked with her were a family. We have all spent so many of life’s important moments together, that I cannot imagine moving forward without all of you. She would want us to continue and I know it’s the right way to honor her legacy.
I know that on a personal level, you are grieving the loss of a dear friend. She loved you beyond words and was so proud to have you in her life, as am I.
QVC will air a two-hour special on Oct. 13 “to celebrate Joan and continue her legacy of great style and lots of laughter,” Dangle said.