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Kelly Osbourne gets a tattoo in memory of late Fashion Police co-host Joan Rivers

October 24, 2014
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Kelly Osbourne has got a new tattoo in honour of her late E! show Fashion Police co-host, legendary female comedian Joan Rivers. The 29-year-old shared photographs of the new piece of body art and of herself in a tattoo parlour on Thursday, and explained the meaning behind her choice of a bumble bee. She wrote: "In honor of you @joanrivers... 'If you looked at aerodynamics, at science, the bumble bee should not be able to fly. Physically, it was just not anatomically equipped to soar.

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Kelly and the late Joan Rivers pictured together

"'Yet it did, defying gravity, defying logic. The bee was a creature that defied and beat the odds, a miracle.' Thank you for being my Miracle @joanrivers." Another shot shows the TV presenter in the process of getting the tattoo, which appears to be in white ink. Kelly captioned the snap: "Getting a tattoo from tattoo legend #MarkMahoney @sharmrockSocialClub!"

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Joan, who paved the way for a new generation of funny women, passed away at the age of 81 in early September.In a statement, her daughter Melissa Rivers said: "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. "She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother.

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"My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon. "A pioneer, Joan's confrontational, confessional, and often aggressive comedic style riled many but provided a pathway for other female stand-ups to emerge and go toe-to-toe with male comics.

Since Joan's death, Kelly has confirmed that there will be no replacement for her late co-host, and that she herself will be returning to the show.

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