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    Post Joan Rivers dies at age 81

    Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers died in a Manhattan hospital today, a week after she went into cardiac arrest during a routine throat procedure.

    In a statement, her daughter Melissa said the 81-year-old passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family.

    The legendary comedienne was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital a week ago after going into cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure on her vocal chords at another clinic, which is now under investigation.

    She has been at the center of American entertainment since 1965 when she broke out on the Tonight Show.

    The mother of one, daughter Melissa, and doting grandmother to Melissa’s son Cooper, has most recently hosted Fashion Police on the E! network.

    'It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,’ Melissa Rivers said in a statement released to the press Thursday.

    ‘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.’

    A funeral for Joan Rivers will be held Sunday at Temple Emanu-El.
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    this is a big bummer for me
    fashion police was my guilty pleasure t.v. show
    joan's one liners where priceless
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    ^ While flicking through the channels and landing on her show, I will have to agree that some of her one liners were funny.
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