Comedienne Joan Rivers Dies

Comedienne Joan Rivers Dies

Thursday, September 4, 2014 8:47 pm

American comedienne and TV host Joan Rivers has passed on this evening, aged 81, after being taken off a life support machine at Mount Sinai hospital in New York. She is survived by a daughter, Melissa Rosenberg.

NEW YORK, New York (May 24)--USO Woman of the Year, Joan Rivers poses for a shot with USO Servicemember of the Year Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Fairchild and his award at the USO luncheon held at the Pierre Hotel. [via wikipedia]

Melissa stated that ”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 had stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal chords at an outpatient clinic last week and was taken to Mount Sinai hospital where she was placed on the life support machine.

The 81-year old, whose real name was Joan Alexandra Molinsky, was best known as the host of TV show ”Fashion Police” and won an Emmy award in 1990 for ‘Outstanding Talk Show Host’ on ‘The Joan Rivers Show’.

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