Source: Joan Rivers had surprise throat biopsy that led to her death

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Source: Joan Rivers Killed By Unplanned Throat Biopsy
A source told New York Daily News an unplanned throat biopsy cut off her air supply and possibly killed Joan Rivers.

The 81-year-old suffered a heart attack and stopped breathing on August 28th during a routine endoscopy at a New York clinic. But the doctor who operated on her reportedly noticed something on her vocal cords and then performed the unplanned biopsy - something that isn't supposed to be done outside of a hospital.

The procedure is said to have caused Rivers' vocal chords to seize and cut off her air supply.

The Daily News source called it a "huge no-no" and said, "If she had been in a hospital when it happened, she might have been okay."

Rivers died a week after the incident and a state medical examiner completed an autopsy but was not able to determine the cause of death.

In 1985, Rivers appeared on Good Morning America, where she was asked about her heart arrhythmia, a condition in which the heart unexpectedly beats out of sync...something Rivers says scared the hell out of her.

"All of a sudden you'll be on stage and hear 'tha-thud!...It scares the hell out of me."

The State Health Department is investigating the clinic, but currently it is not a criminal investigation.

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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)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Joan Rivers attends the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 25, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
A newspaper, flowers and cards 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)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Joan Rivers is seen around Lincoln Center during Fall 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Memorial for Joan Rivers on the Marquee of the Gotham Comedy Club on September 4, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Tourists pause next to a memorial wreath at Joan Rivers' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. 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. She was 81. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Comedienne Joan Rivers (L) and TV personality Melissa Rivers attend the Elie Tahari Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on February 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for IMG)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 31: TV personalities Joan Rivers (L) and Melissa Rivers pose for a portrait at the DoSomething.org and VH1's 2013 Do Something Awards at Avalon on July 31, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1)
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)
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)
TV personality Joan Rivers officiates the gay wedding of William 'Jed' Ryan (L) and Joseph Aiello at the Plaza Athenee on August 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: TV personality Joan Rivers attends the New York Women In Communications 2013 Matrix Awards on April 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for New York Women In Communications)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Joan Rivers poses backstage at the Badgley Mischka Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Tributes and flowers lay outside Joan River's Upper East Side home on September 6, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Rob Kim/GC Images)
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)
US actress Joan Rivers poses during a photocall during the 25th edition of the MIPCOM, on October 05, 2009 in Cannes, southern France. Some 12,000 TV executives trek to the French Riviera this week to eyeball new programmes up for grabs at the annual MIPCOM, signalling whether the entertainment industry is easing out of recession. With advertising revenues down worldwide, the annual four-day spending spree kicking off Today in Cannes will test the economic waters, said Mathieu Bejot, the head of TV France International, which has 800 programmes up for sale. AFP PHOTO VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
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)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Comedian Joan Rivers attends the 2012 Made In NY Awards at Gracie Mansion on June 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: 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 Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Tributes and flowers lay outside Joan River's Upper East Side home on September 6, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Rob Kim/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 27: TV personality Joan Rivers attends the Tie The Knot Spring Collection launch hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita and Thetiebar.com at Avenue on February 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tie the Knot)
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 - FEBRUARY 06: Joan Rivers attends the Bill Blass Fall 2007 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Tent in Bryant Park February 6, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for IMG)
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 27: TV personality Joan Rivers arrives at the 4th annual TV Guide after party celebrating Emmys 2006 held at Social Hollywood on August 27, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: TV personality Joan Rivers attends New York City's Elie Tahari Day at Elie Tahari Pop-up Store on September 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: Media personality Joan Rivers attends the 2013 Tribeca Ball at New York Academy of Art on April 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: TV personalities Joan Rivers (L) and Melissa Rivers 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 Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 04: Flowers placed on The Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in memory of TV personality/comedian Joan Rivers on September 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: A general view of atmosphere outside Joan Rivers' apartment on September 5, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 5, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
Joan Rivers attends the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment 2014 Upfront at the Javits Center on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Singer Adam Lambert, left, and comedian Joan Rivers at the "Glamorous By George" book launch hosted by Joan and Melissa Rivers on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 10: Comedian Joan Rivers speaks to reporters at the awards ceremony for the 11th Annual Mark Twain Prize on November 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. This year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was awarded posthumously to George Carlin. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JULY 19: Actress Joan Rivers takes a tour of Fenway Park prior to the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox on July 19, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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 Vivien Killilea/WireImage)
Joan Rivers during Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa Host the Second Annual Relly Awards on 'LIVE with Regis and Kelly' at ABC-TV Studios in Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Joan Rivers attends the Broadway opening night production of 'Twelfth Night' & 'Richard III' at Belasco Theatre on November 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
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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)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers 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 Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Joan Rivers at taping of CMT's 40 Greatest Done-Me-Wrong Songs (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Joan Rivers performs at the Stardust Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday, June 26, 2004. Photo by Ethan Miller for Entertainment Weekly
Joan Rivers during Silver Spoon Pre-Golden Globe Hollywood Buffet - Day 2 at Private Residence in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Weeks/WireImage for Silver Spoon (formerly The Cabana))
Comedienne and roastee Joan Rivers greets the audience at the "Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers" in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: TV hosts Joan and Melissa Rivers at the TV Guide stage during arrivals to the 47th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center February 13, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
Joan and Melissa Rivers pose during their visit to AOL.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: A general view of atmosphere outside Joan Rivers' apartment on September 5, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 5, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 04: Flowers placed on The Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in memory of TV personality/comedian Joan Rivers on September 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
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)
Flowers are placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star for Joan Rivers in Hollywood, California on September 4, 2014, following news of the comedian's death in New York at the age of 81. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
FT.LAUDERDALE, FL - DECEMBER 12: Grand Marshall Joan Rivers at the Winterfest Boat Parade on December 12, 1991 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Manny Hernandez/GettyImages)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 04: Joan Rivers at the Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts on September 4, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Manny Hernandez/Getty Images)
Flowers are placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star for Joan Rivers in Hollywood, California on September 4, 2014, following news of the comedian's death in New York at the age of 81. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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)
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, 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 a book signing for her book 'Diary Of A Mad Diva' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on July 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Kohen/FilmMagic)
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: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Joan Rivers promotes her new book 'Diary of a Mad Diva' on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/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)
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)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Joan Rivers attends the Global Green USA's 11th Annual Pre-Oscar Party held at Avalon on February 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Robin Quivers and Joan Rivers attend 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash' presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Joan Rivers and Jeff Ross onstage at 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash' presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Joan Rivers is seen arriving at LAX airport on December 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Comedians Joan Rivers and Kathy Griffin attend The Friars Foundation Annual Applause Award Gala honoring Don Rickles at The Waldorf=Astoria on June 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: TV personality Joan Rivers leaves the 'Good Day New York' taping at the Fox 5 Studios on May 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
Joan Rivers attends a screening of the season two premiere of WE tv's "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" in New York, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Joan Rivers looks at beads during the Krewe of Orpheus parade in the Uptown area of New Orleans Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Joan Rivers arrives at the New York premiere of Michael Moore's movie "SiCKO", Monday, June 18, 2007 in New York. "SiCKO" is Moore's controversial new documentary about America's health-care industry. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
Joan Rivers appears on the NBC television program "Today", in New York, Wednesday May 31, 2006. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Joan Rivers pounds nails as she helps to construct a house in New York's Rockefeller Center, Wednesday Sept.. 28, 2005. She volunteered in support of the Hurricane Katrina Project, a joint effort with with NBC, Warner Bros. Music and Habitat For Humanity to provide homes for people displaced by the recent hurricanes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2005 file photo, comedian Joan Rivers blows kisses on arrival at the Primetime Emmy Awards 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/Kevork Djansezian, File)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Whoopi Goldberg attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Howard Stern (center R) and wife Beth Ostrosky Stern attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Billy Bush (center L) and Hoda Kotb (center R) attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Donald Trump Jr. (R) and wife Vanessa Trump attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Kathie Lee Gifford (L) and Hoda Kotb attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Charlie Rose (R) attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Matthew Broderick (R) and son James Wilkie Broderick attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Matthew Broderick (C) attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Terrence Jenkins attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Diane Sawyer attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Howard Stern and Beth Stern attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Howard Stern and Beth Stern attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Barbara Walters attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Whoopi Goldberg attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Sarah Jessica Parker and James Wilkie Broderick (R) attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Sarah Jessica Parker (R), Matthew Broderick (L) and their son James Wilkie Broderick attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Sarah Jessica Parker and James Wilkie Broderick (R) attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Sarah Jessica Parker (R), Matthew Broderick (L) and their son James Wilkie Broderick attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Diane Sawyer attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: The Emerald Society performs at the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Sarah Jessica Parker, center right, speaks with attendees after a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Barbara Walters arrives at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Kelly Osbourne arrives at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Attendees gather after a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Whoopi Goldberg arrives at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Kelly Osbourne, center, arrives at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Rosie O'Donnell speaks with attendees as she leaves a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Cooper Endicott and Melissa Rivers depart the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Deborah Norville is embraced after a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Howard Stern, center, arrives at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Dr. Memhet Oz, left, and his wife Lisa Oz, arrive at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Donald Trump (center L) and wife Melania Trump attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Donald Trump arrives at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Donald Trump Jr. attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Geraldo Rivera, center, arrives at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Television news anchor Diane Sawyer, upper right, arrives at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Radio personality Robin Quivers, right, arrives at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Mourners embrace as they arrive at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Carolina Herrera arrives at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)
Melissa Rivers and her son Cooper Endicott walk to a waiting car after the funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Actor Matthew Broderick departs a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Melissa Rivers and her son Cooper Endicott look out the window of a car as they leave the funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Melissa Rivers looks out the window of a car at a group of bagpipers as they leave the funeral service for her mother, comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at age 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Bagpipers march out the doors of Temple Emanu-El after the funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Bagpipers march from the funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Bagpipers march out the doors of Temple Emanu-El onto Fifth Avenue after the funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
People in a horse and carriage pass as attendees arrive at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
People watch as guests arrive at a funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Press Photographers take photos of guests arriving at the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Charlotte, a cousin of the late Joan Rivers attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Michael Musto attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Joy Behar attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Clive Davis attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Melissa Rivers attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Mario Cantone attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Judge Judy attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: John Waters attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Steve Forbes attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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This April 12, 1965 file photo shows 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 Grossi, File)
In this Sept. 21, 2003 file photo, comedian and TV personality Joan Rivers with E! Entertainment television arrives for the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 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/Laura Rauch, File)
In 1969, American comedian Joan Rivers laughs while hosting the television program 'That Show'. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
Joan Rivers and Show Girls during 'Best of Vegas' Awards at Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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)
Joan Rivers on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Popular night club comedienne Joan Rivers, shown in her Bel Air home, tells of her problems to get financial backing for her directorial effort, "Rabbit Test" in Los Angeles, April 14, 1978. The feature length movie is an extra black comedy about a man who flunks his test and winds up headed for a maternity ward. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins)
Joan Rivers and Eddie Murphy, co-hosts of the 35th annual Emmy Awards presentations, do some kibbitzing from the Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on Sunday, Sept. 25, 1983. (AP Photo)
Comedienne Joan Rivers arrives carrying Spike at a Cambridge, Mass., bookstore, June 4, 1986 where she was honored by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals with their "First Instant Pudding Award." Rivers was the original Hasty Pudding Award in 1984. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Comedienne Joan Rivers, in a denim jacket, with her dog Spike at a press conference to announce that she is the new No Excuses jeans girl. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Comedienne Joan Rivers, left, welcomes actress Bo Derek as her guest on "The Tonight Show" in Burbank, Calif., June 28, 1984 in which Ms. Rivers filled in Johnny Carson's spot as the show host. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Joan Rivers during an interview by Washington Post on May 22, 1986. (AP Photo/M Tweed)
American comedienne television and radio presenter Joan Rivers, early 1990s. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
Performers on the first episode of ?The Late Show? pose with star Joan Rivers, Oct. 9, 1986. From left: Elton John, Joan Rivers, Cher, and Pee Wee Herman. (AP Photo/Galbraith)
Entertainer Joan Rivers, right, and her 19-year-old daughter, Melissa, leave hand in hand the memorial service for Edgar Rosenberg, Joan?s husband and Melissa?s father, in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 16, 1987. Over 300 mourners gathered at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple to pray and listen to remembrances of Rosenberg who committee suicide last week. (AP photo/Lennox McLendon)
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)
Joan Rivers stars in Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound," on Broadway. She's seen during an interview in New York, July 21, 1988. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman)
Comedienne and T.V. personality Joan Rivers appears outside Barney's department store in New York City on June 5, 1990. (AP Photo/Malcolm Clarke)
In this Aug. 15, 1989 file photo ,Joan Rivers announces that she is starting a new syndicated talk show, "The Joan Rivers Show," 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/Nick Ut, File)
Comedienne Joan Rivers, left, designer Paloma Picasso, center, and Vogue editor Anna Wintour attend a benefit dinner for the American Suicide Foundation at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on Thursday, May 3, 1991. Many of the celebrities who gave their support to the organization had friends or family who were victims of suicide. (AP Photo/Luiz Ribeiro)
Talk show host Joan Rivers is applauded by fans after winning her first Emmy as best talks show host in New York on Thursday, June 28, 1990. Rivers, host of the syndicated "The Joan Rivers Show," dedicated her Emmy to her late husband, Edgar Rosenberg. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
In this July 26, 1989 file photo, comedian Joan Rivers poses next to her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during her induction ceremony 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/Doug Sheridan, File)
Grand Marshall Joan Rivers at the Winterfest Boat Parade on December 12, 1991 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Manny Hernandez/GettyImages)
American comedienne television and radio presenter Joan Rivers, with a doorman at the Ritz Hotel, London, early 1990s. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
Talk show host Joan Rivers works a job as a waitress at a Denny's restaurant in West Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 21, 1992. Rivers is switching jobs with Rhonda Denton who works at the restaurant and who will take over River's job in New York on a program which will air on March 4. (AP Photo/Ray Fairall)
Joan Rivers interviews soccer legend Pele on her syndicated talk show "Can We Shop" in New York on Thursday, April 21, 1994. During the taping Pele, 53, confirmed rumors that he will wed Assiria, 33, a fellow Brazilian, at the end of April. The show is scheduled to air on May 10, 1994. (AP Photo/Monika Graff)
Comedienne and television personality Joan Rivers attends a benefit at Sotheby's, NYC, 1998. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
Joan Rivers, right, and daughter Melissa, of E! Television, wait for stars to arrive on the red carpet for the Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California January 20, 2002. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Joan Rivers of E! Television kneels in a gesture to welcome back the red carpet before the start of the 53rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shubert Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kim D. Johnson)
Joan Rivers, left, and daughter, Melissa, of E! Television arrive at the red carpet before the 74th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 24, 2002, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
American entertainer Joan Rivers, wearing a black and purple hat, arrives at the Royal Enclosure at Ascot racecourse near London Wednesday, June 19, 2002, on the second day of the annual Royal Ascot horse racing meeting. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Commentator Joan Rivers poses on the red carpet before the start of the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Joan Rivers, Host E! Entertainment Live from the Red Carpet and Fashion Police attends the 76th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 29, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
In this Jan. 16, 2005 file photo, comedian Joan Rivers, left, and her daughter, Melissa, from the TV Guide Channel pose on the red carpet during arrivals at the 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. 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/Kevork Djansezian, 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)

Joan and Melissa Rivers at 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, September 18, 2005 (Image Credit: shutterstock)

Joan and Melissa Rivers at the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. January 16, 2006 Beverly Hills, CA 2006 Paul Smith / Featureflash (Image Credit: shutterstock)
Joan Rivers during 2007 British Academy Television Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals at London Palladium in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
This Oct. 5, 2009 file photo shows Joan Rivers posing 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. 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/Lionel Cironneau, File)
Joan Rivers and Kathy Griffin arrive on the red carpet of The Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers at CBS Studios - Radford on July 26, 2009 in Studio City, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
TV personalities Melissa Rivers (L) and Joan Rivers arrive at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring L.A. Reid held at The Beverly Hilton on February 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Comedian Joan Rivers attends 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)
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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)
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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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