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Joan Rivers Dead - Legendary Comedienne Passes Away at 81

Joan Rivers Dead - Legendary Comedienne Passes Away at 81

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers has passed away at the age of 81 after going into cardiac arrest during a vocal cord surgery, according to Variety.

The comic genius and E! Fashion Police co-host was suddenly rushed to the hospital last week after when she stopped breathing during a procedure on her throat.

Joan was placed on life support in the hospital in New York City, and from there, her daughter Melissa updated fans periodically. The latest update came just yesterday when Melissa said she was moved out of intensive care and into a private room.

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

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105 Responses to “Joan Rivers Dead - Legendary Comedienne Passes Away at 81”

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  1. 51
    jim Says:


    Uhm – yeah. I am Christian and really thought Joan became something ugly. She made racist remarks and admitted she ruined nonJewish people by falsely claiming they were anti-semitic. Or in the case of Kristen Stewart – that she gave BJ’s to get a career. Joan had little to no empathy in the end – except for her family and people close to her circle and her etnicity. Thus her comedy ceased to be funny about 10 years ago. She was tough — but she became bitter and vengeful. But may she RIP. I also didnt see what was funny about her saying Palestinian women and kids were subhuman and killing them was ok because people of their same race were sending makeshift rockets towards Israel. In the End – I think of her as a Jewish version of Mel Gibson.

  2. 52
    Honestly... Says:

    I didn’t think she was ever really that funny & was rather quite mean to people. She hurt a lot of people. Still, her passing is sad. RIP

  3. 53
    claire m. Says:

    OMG – so so sad. She really was a trailblazer. see her documentary – wow, amazing and inspiring – so hardworking and deserving of her success. RIP – you will be missed greatly

  4. 54
    jim Says:

    @offtheproperty: Also – offproperty – you are part of the problem. Imagine if someone made issue of your Judaism they way you attack this person who may or may not be a Muslim? Are you suggesting Jews deserve better treatment than everyone else because they were persecuted in the past? That theory doesnt hold water with Koreans, Gypseys and Armenians – so I dont think you should be making racist statements and generalizations about Muslims upset with Joan’s anti-Muslim statements. She sadly became a Jewish Mel Gibson – much like yourself.

  5. 55
    Tasneem Says:

    @offtheproperty: ‘Typical Muslim idiot’? Really? That isn’t a very nice thing to say. I am Muslim, and even though I didn’t agree with Joan’s views and comments on the war, I still hope she rests in peace and I hope her family is coping during this difficult time.
    Muslims receive so much hate on this site. Islam is a religion that promotes peace and tolerance; and does not promote violence and hate.

  6. 56
    J Says:

    @Suck it:

    b1tch, SHUT UP. i have an opinion and i stated it. go play in traffic.

  7. 57
    CeeJay Says:

    @jim: Jim, I am loving your posts. Keep’em comin’. It’s good to know there are still UNBIASED people out there with common sense and decency to see that everyone deserves respect. Not just one religion/majority. NOBODY is without sin. So don’t pretend to be.

  8. 58
    Phool. Says:

    RIP Joan Rivers-remarkable woman, you always will be remembered for your humour and unfettered feistiness by standing up when it counted

  9. 59
    c Says:

    RIP Joan, my favourite female comedian

  10. 60
    trt Says:

    @Oh well…:
    And be careful what you say. She is one of the Chosen People. She will side with Israel because she is a Jew. You, on the other hand is nothing. No Christian will ever condemn other people because they are of a different religion. You don’t have a dog in their fight so butt out!
    RIP, Joan. You are one of a kind and you tell it like it is. Your barbs have been mostly, not all, mind you…on target. Only rats will celebrate your passing. Now, nobody will give them a dose of reality that they deserve.

  11. 61
    offtheproperty Says:

    @jim: Jews have respect for each other AS INDIVIDUALS.
    That’s why they have more money, more friends and more success than anyone else. Muslims have nothing but animosity, envy and vindictiveness. They can’t produce anyone even close to the bright light of a Joan Rivers because they live in constant fear — of each other.

  12. 62
    Levi Says:

    There IS a God!

    Hope she stares into the eyes of every single Palestinian she dehumanized that died so horrifically for the entire world to see.

    I’m only sorry she never actually met even ONE in her whole life.

  13. 63
    Uhm Says:

    @trt: Omg, you sound completely cuckoo for coco-puffs. Talk about batsh!t crazy. Jews are the “chosen people” for what? Talking our money and hiking interest rates? Making themselves wealthy and causing wars? Or chosen to make Unites States their little b*tches?

  14. 64
    Uhm Says:

    ****taking our money

  15. 65
    Lou Says:

    @Uhm: Name a war they have caused.

  16. 66
    noo Says:

    Fashion Police will never be the same without her… RIP Joan :(

  17. 67
    sirgalahad Says:

    I never met a ***** I hated and Joan Rivers was not a ***** just out spoken and she didn’t pull any punches and she didn’t have to…Joan Rivers is and was a household name in my moms house and when Joan Rivers was oon we got slapped if my mom missed aanything.
    Joan Rivers you were taken too soon. I will miss you as I miss my mom too. You were a grand delight and when it is my time to meet up can we talk?
    Loved ya for a very long time no pain no more pain.
    Rejoice in h e a v e n

  18. 68
    Andrea Says:

    RIP Joan. You will be missed.

  19. 69
    miapocca Says:

    I stopped watching E red carpet when she was replaced..I was so happy to see her back on the fashion police.

    She is one of a heart goes out to Missy and Cooper….

    She definitely lived a full laugh and she CAN rise up to the challenge of making both God and the Devil laugh!

    What a woman!!!

  20. 70
    miapocca Says:

    how did this become about Jews and Arabs???

  21. 71
    shay Says:

    Jim, 100% agree with you! Good posts

  22. 72
    Joan Rivers Says:

    I’ll miss her and her straight up comedy!! Loved her xo

  23. 73
    Shauna Says:

    @miapocca: I am really worried about the hateful religious posts. I never saw anything like that before in this website. The have finally arrived with all their hate to create chaos in this country, like they have done everywhere they go.

  24. 74
    Pupkorn Says:

    Good riddance. Don’t rest in peace. Walk the red carpet as a ghost with no one seeing or hearing you for eternity.

    Why would anyone be sad about her. Jeez like if she was funny making dumb jokes about other people.

  25. 75
    Who cares? Says:

    One less horrible person in the world.

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