American comedian and actress, Joan Rivers has died. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers announced the demise of her 81-year-old mum on Thursday.
Melissa stated that “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. 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”.
While stating that she and her son were humbled by the love, support and prayers from around the world, Melissa said ‘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.”
Joan Alexandra Rosenberg was born on June 8, 1933 as Joan Molinsky.She was however better known as Joan Rivers, which was her stage name. Apart from stand up comedy, she won herself more fans as the co-host of the E! Celebrity fashion show, Fashion Police.
She died on Thursday as a result of complications that arose during throat surgery.