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Kelly Osbourne: 'Joan Rivers' death was like losing second mum'

Kelly Osbourne is still grieving for her Fashion Police co-star Joan Rivers, insisting the tragedy hit her like the death of a family member.

The TV presenter admits she is still in mourning for her "second mum" and keeps hoping the tragedy last month (Sep14) will turn out to be a "sick joke".


She tells Britain's ES Magazine, "I've spent 52 weeks a year with Joan for the past five years. Losing her was like losing my second mum. I keep waiting for her to jump out of a cupboard and yell, 'Surprise!' She enjoyed playing sick jokes like that... There was no one like her.


"I consider it a real honour that I got to learn from her and spend as much time with her as I did. I just wish it wasn't over. She also taught me that you can make a joke about anything, you can laugh through everything - and if you can't, then there's no point in living."


Rivers' death following a routine throat procedure is the second tragedy to hit Osbourne this year (14) after the death of her close friend Peaches Geldof from a drug overdose in April (14).


Osbourne, 29, adds, "I'm still too young to be going to funerals... (It) doesn't seem right."