Hollywood has lost a legend, the world has lost a star.
Joan Rivers, 81, host of Fashion Police on E!, longtime comedian, red carpet host and mother of one, passed away in New York City, USA, today September 4, 2014.
The comedienne had been brought out of a medically induced coma after her heart stopped beating during a vocal cord surgery last week. Here’s a statement from her daughter and producer of Fashion Police, Melissa,
“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers.”
“She passed peacefully at 1:17 PM 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 world mourns her loss … RIP.
Statement via TMZ
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