The world lost a legend on Sept. 4, when comedienne, Joan Rivers passed away at the age of 81 after going into cardiac arrest during an operation on her vocal chords on Aug. 28. Before her tragic passing, Joan joked about her glamorous funeral plans in her 2012 book, I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me, and they include some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as Beyoncé, 33, and Meryl Streep, 65.
Joan Rivers was taken off life support Sept. 4, after battling for her life for over one week. The comedian went into cardiac arrest while at Yorkville Endoscopy Center, Aug. 28, and was raced to Mt. Sinai Hospital. It will take several more days before we may learn what exactly caused the Fashion Police star to stop breathing during the procedure and hopefully all testing will be completed before her scheduled Sept. 7 funeral.
Hollywood continues to mourn the death of Joan Rivers, who sadly passed away on Sept. 4 at the age of 81. The female comedienne had a massive impact on comedy, and late night host Jimmy Kimmel, 46, paid tribute to the trailblazer on the Sept. 4 episode. Jimmy fondly remembered his time with Joan, and included a clip from her past appearance on the show. Click to watch.
The great love of Joan Rivers‘ life was undeniably her second husband, German film and television producer Edgar Rosenberg. Joan was devastated when her husband of 22 years took his own life on Aug. 14, 1987, but a source close to her knows that she is “happy” to finally be reunited with him after her own sad passing.
Hollywood lost another great. Joan Rivers, 81, passed away on Sept. 4, one week after she stopped breathing while having surgery on her throat. The beloved comedienne was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York City following her surgery, where she was then put on life support. HollywoodLife.com has learned exclusively how Joan’s daughter, Melissa Rivers, 46, and her loved ones said goodbye.
Joan Rivers died at the age of 81, Sept. 4, while surrounded by family and friends at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. Her daughter Melissa Rivers released a statement announcing that her mother “passed away peacefully at 1:17pm.” Our hearts go out to the comedian’s friends and family at this time and the world will never be the same without her humor and wit. Let’s take a look back at some of her most famous jokes.
Joan Rivers was a trailblazer for women in the comedy world. The sharp-tongued and hilarious petite star always managed to bring the laughs. The female comedienne died on Sept. 4 in a New York hospital after going into cardiac arrest during a routine throat surgery on Aug. 28. Join us as we remember Joan’s life and check out our gallery of all her photos.