05 September 2014 08:30
Joan Rivers dies at 81: her life in pictures

Comedian, actress, talk show host, author - Joan Rivers had an extraordinary life



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Joan Rivers has died at age 81.

The comedian had been on life support at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York since suffering a cardiac arrest last week while undergoing a procedure on her vocal chords.

Her daughter Melissa Rivers announced the news in a statement: “My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.” She added that the star had passed away surrounded by family and friends.

Comedian, actress, talk show host, best-selling author - there's no doubt Joan Rivers had an extraordinary life. Relive her remarkable life and career...

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