BREAKING: Pioneer Comedian, Joan Rivers, Has Died

Published on September 4, 2014

One of a kind, Joan Rivers has died.  Her cutting wit sliced against political correctness and brought humor to the truth that people were thinking.  Well, they could not ever have phrased it as perfectly blunt as she could.  What a great loss for the American public.  We here at send our condolences to friends and family members of this true American Icon who seemed to transcend the generation gap.

Comedic legend Joan Rivers has died. She was 81 years old.

 Rivers went into cardiac arrest on Aug. 28 following a procedure at a clinic. She had been moved out of intensive care yesterday and into a private room.

In a statement, her daughter Melissa said:

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends,” Melissa Rivers said, “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.

More on Rivers’ life and death via AP:

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday.

She was 81.Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor’s office following a routine procedure. Daughter Melissa Rivers said she died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends.

“My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh,” Melissa Rivers said. “Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

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