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Joan Rivers' Daughter Melissa Rivers Releases Statement After Her Mother's Death

Joan Rivers' Daughter Melissa Rivers Releases Statement After Her Mother's Death

Joan Rivers sadly passed away earlier today (September 4) and her daughter Melissa just released a statement regarding her death.

“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,Melissa said (via People). “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,” Melissa added.

Our thoughts go out to Joan‘s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

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