Breaking News: Joan Rivers Dead At Age 81
Joan’s daughter Melissa Rivers took her mom off life support so she could pass comfortably in a private room.
Her daughter Melissa said in a statement:
“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.”
Rivers stopped breathing during a surgical procedure last week on her vocal cords and had to be rushed from the clinic to Mount Sinai Hospital.