Joan Rivers is gone. Her daughter Melissa Rivers just released a statement on her passing...
"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17 PM 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."
I am so sad! May her soul rest in peace..amen.
LIFE AND TIMES OF JOAN RIVERS
June 8, 1933 Joan Molinsky is born in Brooklyn, New York
1955 Rivers marries James Sanger. The marriage is over within weeks
1965 After years of working the local clubs in New York, Rivers lands her big break on 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson'
Jan. 20, 1968 rivers and her seocnd husband, film and television producer Edgar Rosenberg, welcome daughter Melissa
1978 Rivers directs and co-writes the comedy Rabbit Test, starring Billy Crystal as a pregnant man
1983 Rivers is named permanent guest host for Carson on 'The Tonight Show'
1986 Rivers leaves The Tonight Show to host her own nighttime program on Fox, produced by her husband. It is canceled within a year
1987 Rosenberg, River’s husband of 23 years, commits suicide after she was fired from her Fox talk show
1989 Daytime program The Joan Rivers Show premieres. It runs for five seasons and brings Rivers an Emmy in 1990
1994 Rivers stars in the Broadway show 'Sally Marr... and Her Escorts'
1996 Joan and Melissa Rivers co-host the E! Entertainment Television pre-awards show for the Golden Globe Awards
2010 The documentary 'Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work' is released'