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Joan Rivers Dies At The Age Of 81

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joan rivers passes away after medical emergency

We can't believe this has happened.

We hate to report that Joan Rivers has sadly passed away.

Joan had been previously hospitalized in New York City when she stopped breathing during a routine surgery on her throat.

Here's what her daughter Melissa Rivers had to say about her tragic passing:

“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.”

According to TMZ, Joan was reportedly taken off life support by Melissa so that the comedienne could pass comfortably.

In addition, TMZ is also claiming that her passing has been reported to the NYC Medical Examiner's Office, and that there will be an investigation, according to law enforcement sources.

Rest in peace, Joan.

[Image via WENN.]

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47 comments to “Joan Rivers Dies At The Age Of 81”

  1. 1

    OMG. last time she was on Fashion Police now on death bed. RIP. She was beyond incredible

  2. a says – reply to this


    joan rivers was a racist, bitter old b-tch anyway.

  3. 3

    So sad. Loved her for being so real on the gossip.

  4. m says – reply to this


    Re: a – what is wrong with you..

    RIP Joan :'(

  5. smilen says – reply to this


    She loved to laugh.

  6. TWang says – reply to this


    That is insane. She was great comedian. RIP Joan

  7. Jennifer says – reply to this


    Rest in peace, funny lady!

  8. Allcan says – reply to this


    Rest in peace Joan, love you always. Tu seras toujours dans mon coeur.

  9. lakeisha tolbert says – reply to this


    Re: a
    Grow up

  10. carolina says – reply to this


    Oh man this made me sad to hear :( I was so sure she'd pull through. She was a funny women. My condolences to her children friends and family. RIP Joan!

  11. lza says – reply to this


    Oh no this makes me so sad.R I P

  12. Victoria says – reply to this


    She is one of the greatest comedians of our time, I'm so saddened by this news. Anyone that has something to say.. you're lucky she's not here to defend herself because she was twice as clever as all of us and would rip to you shreds. May you rest in peace sweet Joan.. I hope you're making all of our lost loved ones laugh in heaven. Truly amazing spirit.. devastating.

  13. troll says – reply to this


    She is now with the angels but I won't tell you which.

  14. 14

    So sad. RIP Joan. Fashion Police was fun watch because of you.

  15. omarie says – reply to this


    Re: a

    I feel sorry for you.

  16. 16

    If only Joan knew she was as pretty as she was funny.

  17. 17


  18. 18

    Prayers to Melissa and her son. Melissa is one strong woman.

  19. 19

    She died doing what she loved. Recovering from unnecessary surgery.

  20. 20

    Re: a – 100% Agree. I am sorry that she passed away I would never wish that on anyone and I'm sorry for her family - but she was a bitch who shamed women and their bodies. sorry.

  21. 21

    Re: Neo-Golden Age – Soon to be a woman without a career.

  22. 22

    She may have been rude sometimes, but she made a lot of people laugh. She was a great comedian who loved life and even though she was 81, her death seems so untimely to me. RIP.

  23. Ggg says – reply to this


    RIP Joan! Thanks for making me laugh! <3

  24. Sam says – reply to this


    Hmm she didnt feel sorry for innocent kids of gaza so im happy.She deserved it.mean old woman!made of plastic

  25. Be-Atch says – reply to this


    R.I.P. Joan…one funny lady and female trailblazer…….

  26. Be-Atch says – reply to this


    Joan told it like it was, and called bullsh*t on a lot of those CELEBUTARDS…wELL, AT LEAST jOHN tRAVOLTA AND tOM cRUISE CAN BRATHE A LITTLE EASIERT NOW…THE FRUITS !

  27. Maya says – reply to this


    Who didn't see this coming. Anyone with any medical training knew that she was dead by last Thursday.

  28. Carl langley uk says – reply to this


    So sorry to hear this sad news Joan rivers was the most funny bright articulate female comedian of MY Generation So So Sorry to hear about her passing

  29. Deirdra says – reply to this


    The question would be WHY did she stop breathing?
    A light anesthetic should have been administered to suppress her gag reflex.
    All she had done was a routine endoscopy,which means a flex tube was put down her throat to look at her vocal cords.

  30. Mannie says – reply to this


    Our thoughts are with you down there, Joan.

  31. 31

    Re: SogayPoof – I was just thinking the same thing.

  32. 32

    Joan and Edgar, reunited in the flames of hell.

  33. Wow says – reply to this


    Fashion Police will never be the same. At this point they should just cancel it. Can't stand skeletor Giuliana. Kelly O. should just get her own spin off. RIP Joan R.

  34. HOORAY! says – reply to this



  35. Winnie says – reply to this


    Rancid and that fat Kelly blob just slink away.

  36. grace says – reply to this


    Thank you, Joan Rivers, for proving that us "old broads" can be smart, witty, glamorous and full of life. You will always be my inspiration.

  37. kesa says – reply to this


    she was a horrible person who spent her entire life putting people down and recently wished death on people. i'm glad she's dead. Karma

  38. Yep says – reply to this


    Re: kesa – Agreed. I'm so happy that this useless piece of shit has finally left the planet. Good riddance.

  39. PC for 2018 says – reply to this


    Normally death of a man leaves me indifferent, but this woman recent death really saddens me. The world has lost a gem of self mockery! She was able to say things as they are and this without this hypocritical PC imposed by the media!

  40. 40

    A minor surgery? You mean cosmetic surgery to fix her Frankenstein face? Sorry but this #$%$ was useless. She made a career out of the worst type of comedy there is. (insult comedy). Basically she made a living trash talking people more talented and famous than her.

    Karma karma.

  41. shamsalaseel says – reply to this


    Joan Rivers attacked the innocent Palestinians in Gaza and she was happy that the cruel Israeli soldiers have been killing them. To Joan Rivers: what goes around comes around.

  42. Hmm says – reply to this


    I would never pull off anyone from life support despite all the insurance money I would get in doing so.

  43. grace says – reply to this


    Thank you, Joan Rivers, for proving that we "old broads" can still be smart, witty, glamorous and full of life.

  44. s says – reply to this


    Re: Sam – fully agree with u, she had no heart as no human being can speak the way she did over kids being killed. Her day has come.

  45. RJMD says – reply to this


    She probably did not have throat surgery but rather an endoscopy performed by a gastroenterologist. - -go to the yorkville endoscopy clinic website and one will see that only endoscopies and colonoscopies are performed by gastroenterologists at t this facility. The real story here is was there an anesthesiologist -a doctor-or a CRNA -a nurse- or the gastroenterologist giving her drugs to sedate her? The first two should have been able to "fix" the "loss of her airway" that May have lead to her death. If the gastroenterologist was sedating her -allegedly - he /she would probably be less likely to resuscitate her-the point is important -A COMPETANT ANESTHESIOLOGIST SHOULD ALWAYS BE PRESENT AND I STRESS THE WORD COMPETANT

  46. susan says – reply to this


    I just watched your you tube video honoring the iconic joan.thank you for having the mazel to speak for her. It was lovely.i had the honor of meeting her in the early 90's. What a nice nice person.

  47. Debbie says – reply to this


    I loved her because she was very funny but she was also too superficial. She died doing a surgery. How much more surgery does a old woman her age needs?! She would still be alive if she wasn't that superficial