Joan Rivers Comedy Legend Mother and Grandmother Dies At 81
We are so sad to share that Joan Rivers has passed away.
As reported on (CNN) — Joan Rivers, the sassy comedian whose gossipy “can we talk” persona catapulted her into a career as a headlining talk-show host, best-selling author and red-carpet maven, has died.
She was 81.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” her daughter, Melissa, said in a statement Thursday. “She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. 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.
She added, “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.”
Rivers was rushed to the hospital after she suffered cardiac arrest during a procedure at a Manhattan clinic August 28.