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Comedian Joan Rivers has died: Clinic under investigation

Comedienne Joan Rivers died Thursday at the age of 81. Rivers passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, according to ABC News reports on September 4, 2014.

Joan Rivers has passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
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The television actress was at an endoscopy clinic for a minor throat procedure prior to being rushed directly to the Manhattan hospital after going into cardiac arrest on August 28; the celebrity was placed in a medically induced coma.

Daughter Melissa Rivers, who subsequently flew in from the west coast to be by her mother's bedside, provided to the public on September 2 that her mother was finally weaned off the drug induced coma and moved into a private room; she stated that her mother was "made comfortable."

The late Rivers was a television talk show host of "Fashion Police" on E! with her daughter; the pair critiqued celebrity stars' choices of clothing attire at gala events.

The comic legend was best known for her unique satire towards Hollywood star celebrities in how they looked and dressed in addition her own image; she had admitted to a multitude of plastic surgeries to enhance her appearance in the past.

On September 4, it was reported by Fox News that the New York City Medical Examiner's Office has initiated an investigation against the Upper East Side Yorkville Endoscopy clinic that took care of Rivers before suffering a cardiac arrest which has now led to comedienne's death.

In addition to her daughter, the late Joan Rivers is survived by a teenage grandson name Cooper; her husband, Edgar Rosenberg committed suicide in 1987.

Daughter Melissa Rivers made the following public statement, according to Fox News reports,"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends," her daughter Melissa Rivers said. "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."