Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer
It was a heart attack last week, or so I've read.
Joan Rivers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Illness and death
On August 28, 2014, Rivers experienced serious complications and stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal cords, at a clinic in Yorkville, Manhattan
She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital
and was put into a medically induced coma
after reportedly suffering cardiac arrest
On August 29, her daughter, Melissa, publicly stated that Joan was "resting comfortably" in the hospital.
On August 30, it was reported that Rivers had been put on life support
Reports initially stated that Rivers's family might face ending her life support if her condition did not improve.
However, on September 1, 2014, an unnamed source told Entertainment Tonight
that Rivers's physicians at Mount Sinai Hospital had started the process of trying to bring her out of the coma the previous day.
Prior to that, there had been no further medical updates beyond her daughter's statement.
On September 3, Melissa issued a brief statement that Rivers had been moved from Mount Sinai Hospital
's intensive care unit
into a private room, without any comment concerning Rivers's condition or prognosis
The following day, she announced via another statement that Rivers had died at 13:17 EDT
On September 5, the spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner
's office, Julie Bolcer, advised media that an autopsy had been completed, but that it had failed to conclusively identify the cause of Rivers's death. More testing had been ordered.