Joan Rivers


Is Joan Rivers Dead or Still Alive? Joan Rivers Birthday and Date of Death

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers Death

Joan passed away on September 4, 2014 at the age of 81 in Mount Sinai Hospital New York, USA at 1:17pm. Joan's cause of death was hypoxic arrest.

Joan Rivers death quick facts:
  • When did Joan Rivers die?

    September 4, 2014
  • How did Joan Rivers die? What was the cause of death?

    Hypoxic arrest
  • How old was Joan Rivers when died?

  • Where did Joan Rivers die? What was the location of death?

    Mount Sinai Hospital New York, USA at 1:17pm

Joan Rivers Birthday and Date of Death

Joan Rivers was born on June 8, 1933 and died on September 4, 2014. Joan was 81 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: June 8, 1933
Date of Death: September 4, 2014
Age at Death: 81

Is Joan Rivers's father, Meyer C. Molinsky, dead or alive?

Meyer C. Molinsky's information is not available now.

Is Joan Rivers's mother, Beatrice Grushman, dead or alive?

Beatrice Grushman's information is not available now.

Joan Rivers's sister :

  • Barbara Molinsky Waxler

Joan Rivers - Biography

Joan Rivers was born on June 8, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joan Alexandra Molinsky. She was a writer and actress, known for Spaceballs (1987), Iron Man Three (2013) and Rabbit Test (1978). She was married to Edgar Rosenberg and James Bennat Sanger. She died on September 4, 2014 in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City.
In 2002, Rivers told the Montreal Mirror that she was a Republican. On January 28, 2014, during a conversation between Rivers and Reza Farahan of the Shahs of Sunset, Melissa Rivers interjected to clarify that she and her mother were "fiscally conservative, socially liberal" Republicans. Though Rivers was raised in Reform Judaism, she stated in a 2008 interview that she "did not believe in the afterlife."

Rivers was one of only four Americans invited to the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla Parker Bowles on April 9, 2005.
On August 28, 2014, Rivers experienced serious complications and stopped breathing while undergoing what was scheduled as a minor throat procedure at an outpatient clinic in Yorkville, Manhattan. Resuscitated an hour later, Rivers was transferred to the hospital and later put on life support. She died on September 4 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, having never awoken from a medically induced coma. The New York City Medical Examiner's Office said she died from brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen, and the details of her surgery would be investigated by officials. Rivers was 81 years old.
After nearly two months of investigations, federal officials said on November 10 that the clinic made a number of mistakes both before and during the procedure. Among those were the clinic's failure to respond to Rivers' deteriorating vital signs, including a severe drop in her blood pressure, possibly administering an incorrect anesthetic dosage, performing a surgical procedure without her consent, and other medical-clinic irregularities.
On September 7, after Rivers' cremation, a private memorial service took place at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. The service was attended by an estimated 1,500 people. The guest list included Rivers' many celebrity friends, public figures and the New York City Gay Men's Chorus singing old show tunes. Talk show host Howard Stern, delivering the eulogy, described Rivers as "brassy in public classy in private ... a troublemaker, trail blazer, pioneer for comics everywhere, ... fought the stereotypes that women can't be funny." Daughter Melissa read a comedic note to her mother as part of her eulogy.
On January 26, 2015, Melissa Rivers filed a malpractice lawsuit against the clinic and doctors performing surgery on her mother. The suit was settled for an undisclosed amount in May 2016, with the doctors accepting responsibility.