The Associated Press has stated that Melissa Rivers announced today that her mother, Joan Rivers, has passed away at the age of 81. Joan went into Cardiac arrest last week during a minor throat surgery into a Manhattan doctor's office. She was later put into a medical coma.
In a news statement, Melissa Rivers stated that her mother passed away at 1:17 pm today, September 4, 2014. She was surrounded by friends and family. She was in her own private room during her passing and had spent her finale days surrounded by those who she loved and who loved her.
Joan was a legendary comedian who was known for her stand-up routines. She is also known for critiquing celebrities on their fashion choices and for hosting such fashion shows such as "Fashion Police."
The New York State Health Department is currently looking into the procedure and circumstances surrounding the cardiac arrest that led to Joan being put into the initial coma and probably led to her death. More information on this case will be made public in the future.
For now, Joan's family, friends, and fans will be the mourning the loss of this legendary and irreplaceable woman.
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