Joan Rivers, 81, died on Thursday, 04. Joan Rivers was rushed to a hospital in New York last week after a respiratory arrest during throat surgery.
"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She died peacefully at 13h17 surrounded by his family and friends," stated Melissa Rivers. She also thanked the medical staff for the care they had with their mother. "The greatest joy of my mother in life was to make people laugh. Though difficult now, I know that his final wish would be to return soon to laugh," he added.
According to the site, Rivers underwent a procedure on his vocal cords at a clinic in New York. The actress and comedian was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital after a respiratory arrest. On Wednesday, 3 presenter had been transferred from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a private hospital room.