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Comedian Joan Rivers Dies At Age 81

on September 4, 2014 - 1:45pm

Joan Rivers

Comedian Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81. 

Rivers was undergoing surgery on her vocal cords Aug. 28 at a clinic in New York City when she stopped breathing and had to be transported to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Her daughter Melissa announced that her mother passed away peacefully at 1:17 p.m., today surrounded by family and close friends.