Breaking News: Joan Rivers Dead at 81

Posted on Sep 4 2014 - 2:37pm by Editor


Joan Rivers, 81, declared dead today, after daughter, Melissa Rivers gives go-ahead to remove star from life support.  

“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” Melissa Rivers said in a written statement today. “She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. 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.”

Joan Rivers, who co-hosted the popular E! TV show “Fashion Police,” had been hard at work recently, critiquing the outfits worn by stars at the MTV Video Music Awards and the Emmys with her usual acerbic wit. On Aug. 28, however, she was in New York City having surgery when she suffered cardiac arrest. She was rushed to the hospital, where she arrived unconscious and doctors kept her sedated. On Sept. 2, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, revealed that she had been placed on life support.

“My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable,” she added in a statement the next day. “Thank you for your continued support.”

Our hearts and prayers go out to Joan’s family.


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  • twifan2

    So sad to hear. 🙁

  • #RIP Joan. You were the best to ever do it.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    I’m speechless…RIP Joan!

  • Birdie11

    Much sympathy extended to Melissa and Cooper. She was crass for my taste, but her accomplishments are amazing. She was a true pioneer with an impressive work ethic, and was the best at what she did. She will be missed.

  • TartLemon

    I know it was a difficult decision for Melissa, but the right one.

    ~~RIP Joan Rivers~~ Thank you for everything.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Another headliner who grew old along with me. Her passing is a stark reminder to me of my own mortality. She was among the pioneer stand up comediennes who broke into the male dominated world of television stand up comedy. Condolences to Melissa and the family.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Kathy Wakile tweeted this one–

    • Freaking awesome! Too bad Bobby Vinton is ill and can’t sing at the funeral. I hope Melissa fulfills Joan’s wishes.

  • Tre’s a Convicted Felon

    Many of us know that this world has lost two very influential, extremely funny, highly relatable, powerhouses of the comedic world with now seeing Joan Rivers cross over to the hereafter and just a short time ago hearing of Robin Williams crossing over to the other side.
    I don’t know about you, but for me, it hurts and I did shed some tears (still do) for both of them. I didn’t know them, but after watching them both for so many years, I felt as though I did. I so enjoyed them both.
    I feel so much sorrow for their families. It’s always so enveloping emotionally to lose a father or a mother. And when that happens, that feeling of now being an Orphan, surfaces even though you know you aren’t really one. But it’s a stark reality that now, you can’t talk directly to and feel their touch in person or their voice on the phone when you just feel like calling. Then you search your mind to see if you said everything you wanted to say and those things you may have wished you didn’t say.
    But in the hereafter, those things really don’t matter. The Love you both and all felt is just a thought away…and if you pay attention you might see those little happenings that tell you they are close by. Like the butterfly that just shows up that seems out of place, or the doves that fly over that you never noticed before. Or the smell that reminds you of your dad’s aftershave or mom’s favorite perfume.
    You know what I mean…they let their love fly for you when you really miss them so much because they are just a thought away.
    Always Blessings, Never Losses….

  • Harleygirl0685

    When Anderson Cooper read this you couldn’t help but smile!

  • Josie

    RIP Joan! I thought she was going to pull through but when I read they were keeping her comfortable , I knew the end was near. She led a full life and worked until the end. I admire her work ethic. She was a true pioneer who paved the way for female comedians. My heart breaks for Melissa and Cooper.

  • Wendy Owen

    We should all live so long, laugh so hard, and give so much. Good night, sweet Queen!