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Melissa Rivers made her first TV appearance last night since her mother's death on September 4. She spoke as part of a special segment, Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan on E!. In the program, she revealed that President Obama sent her a handwritten note to express his sympathy.
"Not only did she make us laugh, she made us think," a portion of the note reads. Melissa thought this was especially thoughtful of the President, since he and Michelle Obama were often the butt of her late mother's jokes.
Melissa also posted a letter on her WhoSay account, expressing her gratitude to fans over the past weeks.
As my son Cooper and I mourn the loss of my mother, we want to thank everyone for the beautiful cards and flowers conveying heartfelt messages and condolences, which continue to arrive from around the world and through social media. My mother would have been overwhelmed by the scope and depth of the love that people have expressed for her. It is certainly helping to lift our spirits during this time.
We are forever grateful for your kindness and support in continuing to honor my mother's legacy, and for remembering the joy and laughter that she brought to so many.