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    RIP Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers was taken off life-support and died peacefully today according to a statement issued by her daughter Melissa. An incredibly smart and funny person has left us at the tender young age of 81.
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    I did not like everything she did, but no doubt one of the greatest female comedians of all time.

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    Should have had surgery at a hospital and not a clinic at her age.
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    Sad news indeed. I didn't care for her that much but I know she had many many fans and they will miss her.

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    she was a tough broad till the end. RIP

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    She was funny back in the day. a pioneer, really.

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    Her Body finally caught up with her career...!

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    Never a huge fan... but a fan. Having said that LOVED her on Howard! ... and she was great on Carson!!

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    She had her fans, she had her detractors. But, dammit, she was in The Swimmer. One of my all time fave movies and for that alone, I bid her a fond adieu. RIP Joan.

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    What kind of procedure was she having in a clinic?

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    Her R-rated/blue comic deliveries were nasty and hilarious. She was one of the very first female ball-busters - - - RIP.

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    I highly recommend the documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. I think fans and detractors alike would at least be entertained by it. It really gave me a new appreciation for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    What kind of procedure was she having in a clinic?
    I think it was an endoscopy. They were seeing if she had anything nice to say left down there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    What kind of procedure was she having in a clinic?
    Her voice was getting very hoarse and they told her with an endoscopy she could be helped---but at her age and with her money she should have had it done in a hospital according to most experts---I was a big fan---she really was amazing for an 81 year old--RIP.

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    Stop it Shadow. Stop

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    RIP Joan Rivers. As soon as I heard they put her in a medically induce coma I didn't have a good feeling about it.

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    The endoscopy was only a diagnostic procedure to see if they could find anything wrong with her vocal chords, it was not an actual operation. She had a heart attack while undergoing the procedure. The heart attack did not kill her but I suppose it led to her deterioration and need to be put into a medically induced coma.

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    RIP


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    Unique. Tough as hell. Funny. Missed. Can we talk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerking View Post
    The endoscopy was only a diagnostic procedure to see if they could find anything wrong with her vocal chords, it was not an actual operation. She had a heart attack while undergoing the procedure. The heart attack did not kill her but I suppose it led to her deterioration and need to be put into a medically induced coma.
    My understanding, from not really following the story, is that she stopped breathing during the endoscopic procedure, where they snake a long flexible tube with a camera on the end down into her throat to get a look at her vocal cords. She may have gagged, she may have been under a local or even a general anesthetic, don't know. The clinic staff tried to get her breathing again, during which time her heart stopped. No idea how long she wasn't breathing, or without a heartbeat, but it sounds like more than they should have let it go on. The fear at the hospital was that she'd suffered irreversible brain damage, which is why they put her in a medically-induced coma. When she hadn't improved in a couple days the family made the decision to remove life support. She died immediately afterward.

    Sad, she was an icon. I wasn't her biggest fan but I respect anyone with that much energy at 81. From what I've read offstage she was a really nice woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    My understanding, from not really following the story, is that she stopped breathing during the endoscopic procedure, where they snake a long flexible tube with a camera on the end down into her throat to get a look at her vocal cords. She may have gagged, she may have been under a local or even a general anesthetic, don't know. The clinic staff tried to get her breathing again, during which time her heart stopped. No idea how long she wasn't breathing, or without a heartbeat, but it sounds like more than they should have let it go on. The fear at the hospital was that she'd suffered irreversible brain damage, which is why they put her in a medically-induced coma. When she hadn't improved in a couple days the family made the decision to remove life support. She died immediately afterward.

    Sad, she was an icon. I wasn't her biggest fan but I respect anyone with that much energy at 81. From what I've read offstage she was a really nice woman.
    This timeline can be found in her memorial service column from today- http://7online.com/entertainment/joa...hattan/294407/

    **TIMELINE

    - 9:39 a.m. August 28 - Call to 911 from Yorkville Endoscopy came in.

    - 9:46 a.m. August 28 - Paramedics and other first responders were on scene.

    - 10:08 a.m. August 28 - Joan Rivers arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital. She was already on life support and her condition at the time, we are told, was near death.

    - 1:14 p.m. September 4 - Rivers remained on life support until she was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.

    The Medical Examiners Office performed an autopsy, but they have more questions as well. **

    I would have loved to have heard Howard Stern's opening tribute at today's service, something about her vagina.
    "Henry Cow always wanted to push itself, so sometimes we would write music that we couldn't actually play I found that very encouraging." - Lindsay Cooper, 1998
    "I have nothing to do with Endless River. Phew! This is not rocket science people, get a grip." - Roger Waters, 2014
    "I'm a collector. And I've always just seemed to collect personalities." - David Bowie, 1973

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obscured View Post
    This timeline can be found in her memorial service column from today- http://7online.com/entertainment/joa...hattan/294407/

    **TIMELINE

    - 9:39 a.m. August 28 - Call to 911 from Yorkville Endoscopy came in.

    - 9:46 a.m. August 28 - Paramedics and other first responders were on scene.

    - 10:08 a.m. August 28 - Joan Rivers arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital. She was already on life support and her condition at the time, we are told, was near death.

    - 1:14 p.m. September 4 - Rivers remained on life support until she was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.

    The Medical Examiners Office performed an autopsy, but they have more questions as well. **

    I would have loved to have heard Howard Stern's opening tribute at today's service, something about her vagina.
    Just three or four days before her death she was broadcast worldwide on most news and entertainment programs saying That Obama was gay and his wife Michelle is a transvestite... And she was not joking.
    Still alive and well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nijinsky Hind View Post
    Just three or four days before her death she was broadcast worldwide on most news and entertainment programs saying That Obama was gay and his wife Michelle is a transvestite... And she was not joking.
    Yeah, she didn't age well, becoming increasingly ridiculous/pathetic/desperate. RIP....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mogrooves View Post
    Yeah, she didn't age well, becoming increasingly ridiculous/pathetic/desperate. RIP....
    I used to tolerate Joan Rivers back in the day. She was very funny. Then she became a plastic cartoon of herself and was, basically, a freak. In recent years, her humor became far too hateful. Yet, when called out on it, she would get all worked up. Well, sorry, Joan, you said it, now you have to stand by it.

    I'll wish her an RIP. But, I really won't miss her.
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    Pretty much how I feel.

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