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Joan Rivers Dead At 81

Jillian Morabito |
September 4, 2014 | 12:27 p.m. PDT

Senior Entertainment Editor

Via @Cosmopolitan
Via @Cosmopolitan
Comedian Joan Rivers died this afternoon at the age of 81. 

Rivers suffered a heart attack on Aug. 28 while undergoing surgery. She remained in critical care in New York City until her passing. 

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"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," her daugther, Melissa Rivers said.

"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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The funny lady was best known for hosting "Fashion Police" on E!, as well as various appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Tonight Show." 

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