Comic Pioneer Joan Rivers Dies at Age 81
By Reel Life With Jane on September 04, 2014
Melissa Rivers announced her mother’s death today at age 81 on the website, joanrivers.com: It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. 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. . . .