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Official Cause Of Death Revealed For Joan Rivers

Although it has been over a month since the beloved comedienne, Joan Rivers passed away at the age of 81, according to a report posted by E! Online which was posted on Oct. 16, her official cause of death report was released today, Oct. 16. The report stated,

OCME has completed its investigation. The cause of Ms. Rivers’ death is anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The manner of death is therapeutic complication.”

The classification of a death as a therapeutic complication means that the death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy.

The day of Ms. River’s funeral was not just one of sadness but lighthearted for everyone as well. The funeral was filled with not just tears but laughter too, just as Ms. Rivers would have wanted it.

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus performed as well as New York City’s Police Department Emerald Society drummers and bagpipers. Not only this, but many stars sang at the beloved comedienne’s funeral which included Audra McDonald and Hugh Jackman, just to name a couple of them.

Geraldo Rivera was there as well as and told E! News,

When they started with an X-rated joke and the rabbi was bowing his head I think it was joyful more than sorrow. Filled with laughter, it was as if she wrote it herself. I thought it was a wonderful, positive upbeat time.

Many agreed, including Whoopi Goldberg who tweeted that Ms. River’s was

given a truly funny, truly loving send off by folks who loved her.

She called the service,

funny [and] deeply moving, much like her.

The comedienne’s daughter, Melissa Rivers even gave her own nice eulogy for her mother saying,

I love having you live with me, and I am grateful for every minute Cooper and I have with you. You are an inspiration. You are also 30 days late with the rent.

Joan would have loved her service and would want everyone to return to the laughter that she most often provided for everyone. She will be sadly missed and her, Melissa, and young Cooper will continue to be in all our prayers.


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