Sad News just over 2 hours ago Joan Rivers has passed on and a statement from her Daughter Melissa.
LEGENDARY comedian Joan Rivers has died aged 81, after her family switched of her life support, her daughter Melissa has confirmed.
Rivers had been fighting for life since suffering a heart attack during routine surgery last week. The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Rivers’ cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” said Melissa in a statement.
“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.
She will be remembered for her sharpness and boldness in all she did over her life/carer and made us all laugh. Joan was driven to work and had all the major surgery one could have and she said it as she saw it. Hollywood is saddened yet again by the loss of anther great comedian which only weeks ago Robyn Williams sad loss, and many have taken to Twitter now to show their respects and one from Ellen... Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer. She paved the way for a lot of comedians. I’m very sad she’s gone.
Her signature phrase “Can we talk?” was used as an icebreaker before verbally drop-kicking the object of her ridicule. She was renowned for tackling taboo subjects, with some of her funniest material coming from her love life, ageing and death.
“Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century,” she once said.