The 81 year old host of Fashion Police on E!, Joan Rivers is dead.
The commedienne passed away in New York City, USA, today September 4, 2014 after being brought out of a medically induced coma due to a vocal cord surgery.
Read the official statement of her daughter Melissa as shared by TMZ below:
â€œIt is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers.â€
â€œShe 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.â€
â€œCooper 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.â€
â€œMy motherâ€™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.â€