Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers died on Thursday — exactly a week after she was rushed to a Manhattan hospital when she stopped breathing during a routine throat procedure.
She was 81.
Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, had been keeping vigil by her mother’s bedside at Mount Sinai Hospital as her condition failed to improve since she went into cardiac arrest on Aug. 28 at Yorkville Endoscopy.
She was moved from the intensive care unit to a private room on Wednesday.
The State Health Department has launched an investigation into the clinic where Joan had the minor surgery.
Joan Rivers, dead at 81.