By Hayley St. John | Thursday, September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers, 81, passed away at a New York City hospital when she stopped breathingand was undergoing vocal chord surgery. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, released this statement on Joan Rivers' official page this afternoon:
“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.”
Fashion Police is one of my faves. Found this video on E! Online of some of her best moments on the show.