Friday, September 5, 2014

Joan Rivers Dies At Age 81

 

PHOTO: Joan Rivers attends the Tribeca Film Festival 2010 portrait studio at the FilmMaker Industry Press Center on April 27, 2010 in New York.
The world just got a little less funny.
Joan Rivers has died at 81.
"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," Melissa Rivers said in a written statement Thursday. "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."
Melissa Rivers added that she and her son, Cooper, "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."
PHOTO:
A Look Back at the Life of Joan Rivers
The comedian will be honored at a funeral at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan this Sunday.
"It is a terribly sad day for all of us," Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson told ABC News in a statement. "We mourn with her family, friends and all those millions to whom she brought laughter and joy.

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