Joan Rivers Passes Away at 81

Earlier this past week we told you about Joan being rushed to the hospital and being in a coma. Well, today her battle ended. Her daughter Melissa,  took her off of life support so her mother could pass away peacefully in private.  Melissa just released a statement:

Melissa just issued a statement saying, “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers.” “She passed peacefully at 1:17 PM 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.”

Another sad day in the entertainment industry.  Another icon has left us. Your brand of comedy was unlike any other. You’ll be missed Joan.