Thursday, September 04, 2014

Joan Rivers Passes Away!

The controversial celebrity agitator passed away.

Joan Alexandra Molinsky (previously Rosenberg; June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known by her stage name Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer and television host, best known for her stand-up comedy, for co-hosting the E! celebrity fashion show Fashion Police, and for starring in the reality series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? alongside her daughter Melissa Rivers.

Rivers first came to prominence in 1965 as a guest on The Tonight Show, a pioneering late-night program with interviews and comedy, hosted by Johnny Carson, whom she acknowledges as her mentor. The show established her particular comic style, poking fun at celebrities, but also at herself, often joking about her extensive plastic surgery. When she launched a rival program, The Late Show, he never spoke to her again.

She went on to host a successful daytime slot, The Joan Rivers Show, which won her a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Her satirical style of humor, however, by focusing on the personal lives of celebrities and public figures, has sometimes been criticized.

She was also the author of 12 best-selling memoir and humor books, as well as providing comic material for stage and television.

On August 28, 2014, Rivers experienced serious complications—including stopping breathing—during throat surgery at a clinic in Yorkville, Manhattan.

She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and was put into a medically induced coma after reportedly entering cardiac arrest. On August 29, her daughter, Melissa, publicly stated that she was "resting comfortably" in the hospital. On August 30, it was reported Rivers had been put on life support.

Reports initially stated that Rivers' family might face ending her life support if her condition did not improve. However, on September 1, 2014, an unnamed source told Entertainment Tonight that Rivers' physicians at Mount Sinai Hospital had started the process of trying to bring her out of the coma on August 31.

Prior to that, there had been no further medical updates beyond her daughter's statement. On September 3, Melissa Rivers issued a brief statement that Rivers had been moved from Mount Sinai Hospital's ICU into a private room, without any comment concerning Rivers's condition or prognosis.

Before her death, Rivers was on the social networks after saying that President Barack Obama was gay and First Lady Michelle Obama was a tranny. She would also say that the strikes on the Gaza Strip by Israeli forces was a blessing in the sky and wonder if Israel could do more.

She also went into an attack on the Cleveland kidnapping case.

Often unapologetic and critical of those in the entertainment, Rivers made her mark as an iconic celebrity.

Again, I don't like this woman. I detest her and her ignorant behavior. But for the sake of her family, especially Melissa, her only daughter, we here at Journal de la Reyna send our condolences.

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