Comedian Joan Rivers loses fight for life

FUNNYWOMAN Joan Rivers, has died in a New York Hospital, she was 81.

Her daughter Melissa Rivers confirmed the news.

Joan was having surgery on her vocal cords at a clinic in New York City on August 28 when she stopped breathing and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.


Melissa and her 13-year-old grandson, Cooper, who lived with her in Malibu, California, rushed to her bedside reported NBC News.

Joan’s daughter released a statement which read “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 ABC reported that an investigation would look at the surgery she was undergoing before she went into cardiac arrest.

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