09/18/2014 10:55 am ET

Melissa Rivers Shares First Statement Since Joan Rivers' Funeral

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Melissa Rivers has spoken out for the first time since her mother Joan Rivers' funeral.

On Wednesday, the star shared a note of gratitude in a WhoSay post:

"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," she wrote.

"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."

The legendary comedian died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81. Her funeral took place in New York on Sept. 7, and was attended by stars such as Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin and Bernadette Peters.



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