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World: Comedian Joan Rivers dies at the age of 81

20:18 04 September 2014

Joan Rivers on the Graham Norton Show filmed in 2012. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Joan Rivers on the Graham Norton Show filmed in 2012. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Joan Rivers has died in hospital in New York at the age of 81.

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The American comedian suffered a heart attack in a doctor’s surgery last Thursday and was admitted to the Mount Sinai Hospital.

Her daughter Melissa said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers.

“She passed peacefully at 1.17pm 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.”

Do you have any fond memories of Joan? Leave your comments below.

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  • A terrible loss. Rip Joan. Such a funny woman, a person who spoke what we thought. One of the few celebs who admitted to her surgeries, and didn't care what others thought. Will miss her razor wit.

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    Lee Davies

    Friday, September 5, 2014

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