The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Thursday that the legendary comedian died after her brain was deprived of oxygen.
An apparently pre-programmed promotional post from the late comedian was swiftly deleted.
Dr. Lawrence Cohen, who performed the throat surgery on Rivers that triggered her cardiac arrest, is no longer the medical director at Yorkville Endoscopy.
The tradition meant to mourn and honor the passing of significant theater professionals will not be performed for Rivers, according to the New York Times. Update: The League has reversed its initial decision.
More than 500 people gathered to pay their respects to the comedian. Howard Stern, who delivered the eulogy, called Rivers his “hero.”
The bigoted, easy “jokes” she sometimes fell back on weren’t worthy of her. But when she went after bigger targets, she always nailed it.
“I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking.”
“I wish she were here right now because if she was here right now, she would make a joke about how she just passed away — and she would get away with it because it would be really funny.”
Well played, Hackney Wick.
When she won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 1990, Rivers dedicated the award to her husband Edgar, who committed suicide a few years earlier. The comedian died Thursday at age 81.
“I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents.”
She was the best act in her price range.
“There are no words,” Whoopi Goldberg tweeted. “Bon Voyage Joan.”
The comedian died Thursday, a week after suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during routine throat surgery. “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh,” her daughter said in a statement. “Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”
The world just a got a lot less funny and a lot less honest.
The comedian, who never wanted to stop working, has died at 81.
The 81-year-old comedian died Thursday, a week after she stopped breathing during a procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan.
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