Joan Rivers has passed away at 81. She was admitted to the hospital a few days ago after she went into cardiac arrest during an outpatient surgical procedure on her vocal chords. Initial reports Joan was in critical condition, but her condition was later upgraded to ‘stable’ as she was placed into a medically induced coma. Subsequent reports stated that Joan was on life support and the family was optimistic about her recovery. We’re sad to say that one of the world’s most controversial comedian is no longer with us. RIP Joan Rivers. Update her daughter Melissa Rivers issued an official statement.