Joan Rivers Dies at 81by Michelle McGahan | PopCrush
The ‘Fashion Police’ host had been hospitalized at Mt. Sinai in New York City since Aug. 28. Rivers was rushed to the hospital after she stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal cords at a clinic.
The firecracker comedienne was in critical condition when she first arrived to the hospital, and was later put into a medically-induced coma and placed on life support. Melissa Rivers stated yesterday that her mother had been moved out of the intensive care unit and had been placed in a private room, where she was “resting comfortably.”
“I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness, and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers,” Melissa previously said in a statement.
Rivers, who had just released a new memoir, ‘Diary of a Mad Diva,’ first rose to prominence as a guest host on ‘The Tonight Show.’ She later became a prominent reality show staple, winning ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ and starring in her own show with her daughter Melissa, called ‘Joan & Melissa Know Best.’ Rivers had hosted E!’s ‘Fashion Police’ since 2010.
R.I.P. Joan Rivers. Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this unimaginably difficult time.