Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at 81
TV host and stand-up comedian Joan Rivers died at age 81 on Sept. 4 after she stopped breathing when undergoing a vocal cords surgery in New York City. Rivers was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where she passed away. The "Can We Talk?" gossip queen's comedy was known for being shocking yet endearing. Rivers appeared on several TV shows including "Suddenly Susan," "Nip/Tuck," and "Celebrity Apprentice." She also wrote 12 books, the most recent, "Diary of a Mad Diva," published this year.
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