The legendary comedian was taken off life support exactly one week after she was first hospitalized for going into cardiac and respiratory arrest.

Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers has passed away after she was taken off life support on Thursday (Sept 4th), exactly one week since she was first hospitalized for going into cardiac and respiratory arrest after stopping breathing during a minor throat procedure.

Melissa Rivers, Joan’s daughter who has been by her bedside since the incident occurred, released the following statement, “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother. 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.”

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