Joan Rivers’s Date Drops Dead at Le Cirque


Eater has it that Joan Rivers made an appearance on the Howard Stern show in which the comedian revealed that, seven months ago, her elderly date dropped dead at Le Cirque. Tasteless but funny: Rivers noted that her salmon dish was totally ruined by the incident, and speculated that he had keeled over from the shock of seeing her in bright light. As bad restaurant moments go, death in the dining room might even rival the bludgeoning of a screaming rat.

But for the individual in question, it’s probably not the worst way to go–after passing peacefully mid-coitus, kicking the bucket while eating would probably be the second-best choice. We’d like to go belly-up in a bowl of curry laksa. Or maybe face-down in sea urchin.