Comedic legend Joan Rivers has died. She was 81 years old. Rivers went into cardiac arrest on Aug. 28 following a procedure at a clinic. She had been moved out of intensive care yesterday and into a private room. In a statement, her daughter Melissa said: 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,” Melissa Rivers said, “My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for 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. More on Rivers’ life and death via AP: Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest… Read full this story
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