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Joan Rivers’ cause of death revealed

Legendary comedienne, Joan Rivers, died of brain damage caused by lack of oxygen a result  of “a predictable complication of medical therapy.” according to a report released today by New York medical examiner’s office. On August 28, Rivers entered Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy clinic. The medical examiner’s report says the entertainer underwent a laryngoscopy  and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation to investigate voice and stomach reflux issues. CNN reports the names of the doctors who performed the procedures are not mentioned  in the medical report. Earlier reports suggested one of... Read More →

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Web Buzz: Update on Joan Rivers’ death controversy

The web has been buzzing for days with wild reports about circumstances surrounding the shocking death of legendary comic, Joan Rivers, last month. Now some of the big media players have followed up on those reports, one of them is CNN.  Not only is CNN reporting that Rivers’ personal physician was there during the comedienne’s scheduled endoscopy for a throat ailment, but it has identified that doctor as Manhattan’s Dr. Gwen Korovin — considered the nose, ear, and throat doctor to the stars. Also,... Read More →

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NY Police launch investigation into the death of Joan Rivers

      New York Police have launched an investigation into the death of comedy icon, Joan Rivers, according to a report today on The Hollywood Reporter. The 81-year-old comic underwent a medical procedure on her throat at an outpatient clinic August 28.  During the procedure, Rivers went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to a hospital. Last Thursday she died after being taken off life support. After an autopsy, the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office announced yesterday that it could not determine the... Read More →

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Comic Joan Rivers dies at 81

Legendary comedienne, Joan Rivers, died today surrounded by family and friends in a New York hospital. Rivers was rushed to the hospital last Thursday after complications developed during a medical procedure at an outpatient clinic. Rivers’ reportedly stop breathing. She had been on life support until yesterday when she was moved out of ICU and into a private room. Her death was announced this afternoon in a statement from her daughter Melissa. “My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of... Read More →

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Joan Rivers in battle with the Writers Guild

Everybody knows Joan Rivers is one tough diva, but her dust-up with the Writers Guild of America pretty much proves it. Rivers is a comic veteran, writer, and entertainer. She’s also a TV personality and host for the “Fashion Police” over on E! Entertainment Television. Working on the “Fashion Police” is how Rivers got in trouble with the WGA. The show writers went on strike last April. Rivers is accused of  being a scab for allegedly doing writer’s work. Rivers is a Guild member and is now facing... Read More →

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