Melissa Rivers, the daughter of legenedary comedian Joan Rivers and host of E Channel’s Fashion Police, announced the passing of her mother after what appears to be a cardiac situation due to complications related to throat surgery.
“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.”
The State Health Department is investigating the clinic where the initial medical procedure took place.
It is being reported that Melissa Rivers made the painful decision to remove Joan Rivers from life support today.
The thoughts and prayers of the Inside Pulse staff are with Joan Rivers’ family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.
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