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By CHELSEA HUANG

Whether you love her or hate her, it's clear that Joan Rivers has brought laughter into many homes and touched even more lives.

When news broke on Thursday night that the 81-year-old comedienne went into cardiac and respiratory arrest during surgery, family, friends and fans were shocked.

Her daughter Melissa Rivers released a statement on Friday about her mother's serious condition and her family's appreciation for the outpouring of support they have received.

"My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world," the statement read. "Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery."

As Rivers remains on life support after being placed in a medically induced coma, celebrities have taken to Twitter to send thoughts and prayers to their friend and colleague.

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Praying for @Joan_Rivers and @MelRivers. Even though Joan's the strongest woman I know, every single prayer counts. I love you, Joan
I’m thinking about you, @Joan_Rivers, and sending lots of love your way.
We have a gig in 2 weeks and I'm not doing it without you YOU'RE BEING RIDICULOUS @Joan_Rivers
hey u - miss @Joan_Rivers - this show ain't over - GET WELL NOW !
Dear @Joan_Rivers, Got your flowers. I DO owe you another dinner. Get well my friend. http://t.co/PaEEFRN1sj
4 the first time in years I got down on my knees & prayed tonight! I encourage U 2 do the same 4 @Joan_Rivers my grandma! #inconsolable
.@Joan_Rivers Get well soon Joan - keep fighting!
Hang in there @Joan_Rivers So many awful gowns are going to be worn this year as bait for you pull through. Love and prayers Court
Sending all my love and prayers to my friend @Joan_Rivers right now.
Lifting up @JoanRivers in love as she battles for life . Praying for Melissa and the family as well,
I really need Joan Rivers to be ok.
Praying for the great @Joan_Rivers one of the true loves of my life. 🙏
@joan_rivers Please come back to us young lady. Your inimitable genius and compassion keeps a world you set … http://t.co/EoUzIXwtlM
Heartbroken over the life support reports on @Joan_Rivers my prayers are with you @MelRivers xo
We can't lose Joan. All love and healing wishes to Her Majesty Joan Rivers- being ripped a new one by you is an honor to be treasured.
My thoughts and prayers go out to @Joan_Rivers. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
To my dear friend @Joan_Rivers - I have known you forever. I wish you nothing but the best in this struggling time. Go get 'em girl.
sending so much love and healing energy to @Joan_Rivers !!! no one is ready to go on without you lady!!!
#PrayersforJoanRivers xo @Joan_Rivers http://t.co/5cAfrSiVme
Sending out positive thoughts & prayers for @Joan_Rivers recovery! She's a strong lady! @MelRivers & family #Sabrina @EnterMissThang
JUST HEARD ABOUT JOAN😥 My heart will break 💔 I’m still betting on her 🙏
Just getting back to civilization and gutted to find out about Joan Rivers- ; ( My thoughts go out to… http://t.co/wlTqKVYWOY
Please keep @Joan_Rivers and her family in your prayers today. #Pray4Joan
You are in my thoughts.@Joan_Rivers http://t.co/7V7wwzpr1r
Sad. One of the hardest working women @Joan_Rivers is in the hospital this Labor Day. Hope she is back making us laugh at ourselves soon.
Please, please, let #JoanRivers pull through...
It's Sunday morning and I am praying for a miracle for the great Joan Rivers. The world needs Joan. 🙏🙏
Thinking about Joan Rivers... I was bless to be in bed with her and get advice....Check it out http://t.co/XrGLhq9o2L
Thinking and praying for Joan Rivers #JoanRivers #MelissaRivers You are a fighter Get Well @Joan_Rivers http://t.co/gwhFbnAc15
Praying for @Joan_Rivers during this difficult time...
#PrayerCircle for @Joan_Rivers! We all love you and are praying for you.
Sending love to my pal, Joan Rivers.
I'm praying for you @Joan_Rivers.
sending love to joan rivers! come one joan! you can get better! you can do this!
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 081 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comeidan Joan Rivers during an interview with host Seth Meyers on August 4, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 30: Joan Rivers seen at LAX on July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Joan Rivers and Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Joan Rivers -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Joan Rivers -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Joan Rivers -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: TV personality Joan Rivers seen on the streets of Manhattan on July 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 11: Comedy queen, television personality and best-selling author Joan Rivers visits THE TALK, Friday, July 11, 2014 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Joan Rivers, and Sharon Osbourne, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 11: Comedy queen, television personality and best-selling author Joan Rivers visits THE TALK, Friday, July 11, 2014 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Joan Rivers and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 11: Comedy queen, television personality and best-selling author Joan Rivers visits THE TALK, Friday, July 11, 2014 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert and Joan Rivers, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 11: Comedy queen, television personality and best-selling author Joan Rivers visits THE TALK, Friday, July 11, 2014 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: (L-R) Benjamin Moody, Joan Rivers, her grandson Cooper Endicott and Andy Karl as 'Rocky Balboa' pose backstage at the hit musical 'Rocky' on Broadway at The Winter Garden Theater on July 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Comedian Joan Rivers poses before signing copies of her new book 'Diary Of A Mad Diva' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on July 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Joan Rivers attends her book signing for 'Diary Of A Mad Diva' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on July 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Joan Rivers leaves the 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on July 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Joan Rivers is seen in Midtown on July 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - JULY 01: Joan Rivers promotes 'Diary of a Mad Diva' at Bookends Bookstore on July 1, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic)
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - JULY 01: Joan Rivers promotes 'Diary of a Mad Diva' at Bookends Bookstore on July 1, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: SiriusXM's Unmasked Special With Joan Rivers at SiriusXM on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Sirius XM)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: Joan Rivers visits Barnes & Noble Union Square to promote her latest book, 'Diary of a Mad Diva' on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: TV personality Joan Rivers visits Barnes & Noble Union Square on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Joan Rivers talks with people off the street while promoting her new book 'Diary of a Mad Diva' on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Joan Rivers talks with people off the street while promoting her new book 'Diary of a Mad Diva' on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Joan Rivers talks with people off the street while promoting her new book 'Diary of a Mad Diva' on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 10: Joan Rivers gives a studio tour at 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 10, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 27: Actress, comedian, and writer Joan Rivers attends Michigan Avenue Magazine Celebrates Its Women Of Influence, May/June Issue With Joan Rivers at Neiman Marcus Chicago on May 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue Magazine)
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 27: Joan Rivers and President and Publisher at Michigan Avenue Magazine Dan Uslan attend Michigan Avenue Magazine Celebrates Its Women Of Influence, May/June Issue With Joan Rivers at Neiman Marcus Chicago on May 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue Magazine)
WESTBURY, NY - MAY 20: Joan Rivers attends the 2014 Larger Than Life Gala at Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation on May 20, 2014 in Westbury, New York. (Photo by Shahar Azran/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: TV Personalities Melissa Rivers and Joan Rivers from 'Fashion Police' attend the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Joan Rivers (R) and daughter Melissa Rivers attend the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
Cocktail reception in honor of Barbara Walters at the Four Seasons restaurant. Jenny McCarthy and Joan Rivers (Photo By: Susan Watts/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Joan Rivers attends A Celebration of Barbara Walters Cocktail Reception Red Carpet at the Four Seasons Restaurant on May 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Joan Rivers -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: Joan Rivers and Mario Lopez are seen on April 9, 2014 at in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JMA/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Joan Rivers attends the 'The Realistic Joneses' opening night at The Lyceum Theater on April 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: Television personality Joan Rivers leaves the Sirius XM Studios on March 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09: Joan Rivers is seen at LAX on March 09, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: TV personality Joan Rivers arrives at the Global Green USA's 11th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at Avalon on February 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Comedian Joan Rivers (L) and Rainbeau Mars attend Global Green USA's 11th Annual Pre-Oscar party at Avalon on February 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for Global Green)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Joan Rivers visits the cast of The Red Bull Theater production of 'Loot' after a performance at the Lucille Lortel Theater on February 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Joan Rivers attends SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (L-R) TV personalities Kathy Griffin, Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne and Melissa Rivers arrive at the 2014 HYUNDAI / GRAMMYs Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Gala Activation + Equus Fleet Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Hyundai)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: (L-R) TV personality Gayle King, actress Kyra Sedgwick, TV personality Joan Rivers and actress Sosie Bacon attend the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: Joan Rivers (R) and daughter Melissa Rivers attend An Evening With Joan And Melissa Rivers at 92nd Street Y on January 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
Joan and Melissa Rivers pose during their visit to AOL.
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Joan Rivers, melissa rivers at 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, September 18, 2005
JOAN RIVERS (left) & daughter MELISSA RIVERS at the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. January 16, 2006 Beverly Hills, CA 2006 Paul Smith / Featureflash
LOS ANGELES - FEB 26: Joan Rivers at the Global Green USA Pre-Oscar Event at Avalon Hollywood on February 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA
HUNTINGTON, NY-JUL 25: TV host Joan Rivers signs copies of her book, "Diary of a Mad Diva" at Book Revue on July 25, 2014 in Huntington, New York.
LOS ANGELES - JAN 5: Melissa Rivers, Joan Rivers arrives at the Comcast Entertainment Group Television Critics Association Cocktail Reception at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA
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Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers at Comedy Central's Roast of Joan Rivers. CBS Studios, Los Angeles, CA. 07-26-09
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London, UK, UK. 27th May, 2009. Joan Rivers launches 'The E4 Udderbelly Season'at Southbank Centre. © Ferdaus Shamim/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News
Joan Rivers waves one of Don King's flags on the red carpet of the Friars Club's Testimonial Dinner honoring Larry King in New York, Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
**FILE**Joan Rivers, left, and her daughter, Melissa Rivers, pose for photographers at the TV Guide Emmy After-Party in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Aug. 27, 2006. Lisa Rinna is replacing Joan and Melissa Rivers as the host of the red carpet coverage from the TV Guide Channel. The actress will make her hosting debut at the Emmy Awards on Sept. 16, the network said Wednesday, April 18, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Joan and Melissa Rivers arrive for the 79th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa Rivers arrive for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Joan Rivers rehearses with the audience prior to the start of her television show, 'The Joan Rivers Position' at Fountain Studios in west London, England, Sunday, April 10, 2005. Rivers, one of about 800 guests at Prince Charles and Camilla's wedding reception on Saturday said the mood at the reception was festive and relaxed. Of thier relationship she said, " It's where you hope your marriage will be after 30 years." (AP Photo/Jane Mingay)
A subdued Joan Rivers makes her first television appearance since the August death of her husband in Pasadena, Calif. during the 39th Annual Emmy Award at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Sept. 21, 1987. Rivers presented the award for best supporting actor in a comedy series to John Larroquette of NBC's "Night Court." (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: Michael Kors and Joan Rivers attend the launch of the God's Love We Deliver Expansion Project on October 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Media personality Joan Rivers attends the Broadway opening night of 'A Time To Kill' at The Golden Theatre on October 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by J. Countess/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Joan Rivers is seen welcoming Orlando Bloom to her neighborhood with cake on October 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: TV personality Joan Rivers attends the 12th Annual Heller Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 11: Joan Rivers performs on THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW. Image dated December 11, 1966. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - CIRCA 1965: Comedian Joan Rivers poses for a portrait circa 1965 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American commedienne and entertainer Joan Rivers jumps into the air, her purse over an outstretched arm and a wig in her other hand, as she tries to hail a taxi from the side of the road, New York, New York, March 1966. (Photo by Truman Moore/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Headshot portrait of American comedian Joan Rivers leaning her face against her fist, 1960s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Overhead view of American commedienne and entertainer Joan Rivers as she lies in a bathtub and talks on the telephone, New York, New York, March 1966. Rivers is wearing a black dress with mesh sleeves and high heels. (Photo by Truman Moore/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Comedienne Joan Rivers talks about her upcoming Broadway play, "Fun City," in New York City, Nov. 4, 1971. Rivers will star in the play, which she co-wrote. (AP Photo)
Comedienne Joan Rivers is shown in Los Angeles, Ca., April 12, 1965. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 17 -- Pictured: Joan Rivers during the 'Old Age Home' skit on April 9, 1983 -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
Joan Rivers makes it quite clear - she’s starting a new syndicated talk show and its name is "The Joan Rivers Show," in Los Angeles, Aug. 15, 1989 (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Joan Rivers, host Johnny Carson on Ocotber 5, 1976 -- (Photo by: Ron Tom/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Joan Rivers during Opening Night Performance of 'Marilyn' - February 20, 1985 at Area Nightclub in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 1970: Comedienne Joan Rivers performs live in November 1970 in New York City, New York. (Photo by I.C. Rapoport/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1985: Comedian Joan Rivers poses for a portrait in 1985 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
Francesco Scavullo, Joan Rivers, and Melissa Rivers (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
American comedian Joan Rivers, circa 1985. Photographed in California by Harry Langdon. (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images)
Joan Rivers and Husband Edgar Rosenberg during 'The Bounty' Westwood Screening at Coronet Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LONDON -: Singer Boy George and actress Joan Rivers at the Park Lane Hotel in 1984, London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Comedienne Joan Rivers, right, waves as she shares a parade ride through Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass., as part of the festivities connected to the naming of Rivers as “Woman of the Year" by Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the Harvard University drama group, Feb. 15, 1984. At left is John Isham, a Harvard senior from Newport, R.I. (AP Photo/Ted Gartland)
Comedian Joan Rivers and Barry Diller, chairman of Fox Inc., arrive for news conference in Los Angeles to announce that she will host a live talk show on Fox Broadcasting Co. that will compete with late night king Johnny Carson, May 6, 1986. Miss Rivers will lead the attack for Fox Broadcasting Corp’s new fourth network. (AP Photo/Jim Ruymen)
Comedienne Joan Rivers shown with ?Hulk? Hogan in 1985. (AP Photo)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Betty White, guest host Joan Rivers on September 28, 1983 -- (Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Joan Rivers (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 01: Joan Rivers 4/1/1987 (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 1970: Comedienne Joan Rivers with daughter Melissa at home in November 1970 in New York City, New York. (Photo by I.C. Rapoport/Getty Images)
New York Post columnist Joey Adams gets a birthday kiss from comedienne Joan Rivers at his 80th birthday celebration at the Helmsley Hotel in New York, Jan. 8, 1991. (AP Photo/Mark Phillips)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Joan Rivers (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1987: Comedian Joan Rivers poses for a portrait in 1987 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Joan Rivers (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Joan Rivers (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Joan Rivers (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Joan Rivers (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Joan Rivers during Birthday Party for Joan Rivers 'Sally Marr and Her Escorts' Cast Party - June 8, 1994 at Helen Hayes Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Joan Rivers during Birthday Party for Joan Rivers 'Sally Marr and Her Escorts' Cast Party - June 8, 1994 at Helen Hayes Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Joan Rivers (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Melissa Rivers and Joan Rivers during 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Weeks/FilmMagic)
Joan Rivers during The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: TV Guide Channel Host Joan Rivers arrives to the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 16, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Comedian, talk-show host and power shopper Joan Rivers takes on a new role as she applies makeup prior to a rehearsal in New York on Thursday, April 7, 1994. Rivers is preparing for her return to Broadway in, ?Sally Marr and her escorts.? The play, directed by Lonny Price, is the true story of the burlesque comic Sally Marr who was also the mother of controversial comedian Lenny Bruce. It is scheduled to open on May 5. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers seen at SiriusXM Studios in New York City on March 24, 2014. Credit: RW/MediaPunch
Television personality and entertainer Joan Rivers tours backstage with her camera crew before the Badgley Mischka Fall 2012 collection is shown during Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - JULY 01: Joan Rivers promotes 'Diary of a Mad Diva' at Bookends Bookstore on July 1, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic)
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - JULY 01: Joan Rivers promotes 'Diary of a Mad Diva' at Bookends Bookstore on July 1, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: Media personality/comedian Joan Rivers speaks to fans during her visit at Barnes & Noble Union Square to sign copies of her Book 'Diary Of A Mad Diva' on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: (L-R) Melissa Rivers and Joan Rivers attend the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
TV personalities Melissa, left, and Joan Rivers pose for a portrait Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers during The 77th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
Joan Rivers during The 57th Annual Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Joan Rivers during Gala Opening of The JCPenney Experience on Broadway at One Times Square in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage)
Joan Rivers arrives at the QVC Red Carpet Style at the Four Seasons Hotel on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Joan Rivers Attends The 2007 British Academy Television Awards Sponsored By Pioneer At The Palladium In London. . (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)
Joan Rivers during Opening Night Party for the Off-Broadway Musical 'Altar Boyz' at Dodger Stages then Crobar in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
American comedic artist Joan Rivers poses for photographers as she presents "Comedy Roast with Joan Rivers" during the 25th MIPCOM (International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite) in Cannes, southeastern France, Monday, Oct 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Joan Rivers at the Central Park in New York City, New York (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - MARCH 02: Comedian Joan Rivers performs at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on March 2, 2008 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
Comedian Joan Rivers appearing in the Superstar Theater at Resorts Atlantic City on Friday October 20, 2006 (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
**FILE**Joan Rivers blows kisses on arrival at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 18, 2005, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The 72-year-old red-carpet critic and comedian said she and assistant Matt Stewart created a profile for her on Match.com. "We were hoping to meet Mr. Right," Rivers told The Associated Press in a recent interview. "We didn't even get a wink."(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Joan Rivers -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FILE - In this Sunday, July 26, 2009 file photo, Joan Rivers greets the audience at the "Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers" in Los Angeles. Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized Aug. 28, after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
Myrna Patrich places flowers at a sidewalk memorial for comedian Joan Rivers at the doorstep of her apartment building, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in New York. Rivers died Thursday at a New York hospital following complications from surgery. She was 81. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
A note and flowers are part of a sidewalk memorial for comedian Joan Rivers at the doorstep of her apartment building, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in New York. Rivers died Thursday at a New York hospital following complications from surgery. She was 81. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Paula Reardon places flowers at a sidewalk memorial for comedian Joan Rivers at the doorstep of her apartment building, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in New York. Rivers died Thursday at a New York hospital following complications from surgery. She was 81. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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