Joan Rivers has passed away at 81.
She was admitted to the hospital a few days ago after she went into cardiac arrest during an outpatient surgical procedure on her vocal cords.
Initial reports indicated Joan was in critical condition, but her condition was later upgraded to ‘stable’ as she was placed into a medically induced coma.
Subsequent reports stated that Joan was on life support and the family was optimistic about her recovery.
We’re sad to say that one of the world’s most controversial comedians is no longer with us.
RIP Joan Rivers.
UPDATE: Her daugher Melissa Rivers issued an official statement via NY Daily News.