Joan Rivers Dead At 81

9/05/2014 07:04:00 PM

US legendary comedian Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014, surrounded by her friends and family when her daughter, Melissa Rivers decided to remove her mother from life support. This tragic incident all started back when Joan Rivers stopped breathing and having heart attack (respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest) during a procedure on her vocal cord (endoscopy) at Yorksville Endoscopy clinic on August 28, 2014. She was then immediately transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment and since then she was in coma state and depended on life support. Melissa Rivers then made a heartbreaking decision of removing Joan Rivers from live support and let the nature to take its course. This is a devastating news to all, especially her family and friends.In addition, E! Fashion police would never be the same without the presence of Joan Rivers. Rest In Peace Joan Rivers. You will be missed. #RIPJoanRivers

“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.

Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated.

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.”  -Melissa Rivers

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