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Comedy legend Joan Rivers, 81, passed away after being taken off life support.  A minor surgical procedure left Rivers in a medical coma on Aug 28th, 2014.  The New York clinic that performed the procedure is now being investigated by the health department.  Rivers was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital after the procedure where she was cared for until her death.

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Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, released this statement:

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. 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.

Rest In Paradise, Joan!

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