The American Comedian and host of “Fashion Police” with a larger than life personality past away yesterday due to complications with throat surgery. She was aged 81 and for that age, she had spank and was well known for her acid tongue and provocative comments.
In a statement this evening, Joan’s daughter Melissa said: “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm 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.
“Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated.
“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.”
A lot of tributes have been coming in all night from a number of celebrities expressing their sorrow on social media. Jimmy Kimmel tweeted “we lost a great one in @Joan_Rivers – she was funny all the way to the end”
Whoopi Goldberg tweeted ““My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal. There are no words. Bon Voyage Joan.”
Ellen DeGeneres said: “Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer. She paved the way for a lot of comedians. I’m very sad she’s gone.”
And so many others such as Larry King, Sharon Osbourne, Seth Meyers and much more.
Fashion Police will never be the same with out her. May her soul rest in peace.