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Comedian Joan Rivers dies at age 81, daughter says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The comedian Joan Rivers died on Thursday in New York a week after suffering cardiac arrest during an outpatient medical procedure, her daughter said in a statement. She was 81.
/ Source: Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The comedian Joan Rivers died on Thursday in New York a week after suffering cardiac arrest during an outpatient medical procedure, her daughter said in a statement. She was 81.

"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends," Melissa Rivers said.

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey, editing by G Crosse)