Today on September 4 2014 Joan Rivers passed away at Mount Sinai hospital in New York. The comedian and fashion critic suffered a cardiac arrest last week whilst undergoing surgery on her vocal chords. It had appeared her situation was improving as she was moved from ICU a few hours before her daughter Melissa issued a statement.
‘It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm 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.’
Vada sends its fondest greetings to this heroine of humouristic proportions. We will remember her over the coming days.