Joan Rivers Dies at NYC Hospital

Joan Rivers Dies at NYC Hospital

Comedian Joan Rivers died on Thursday after complications from minor surgery.
NEW YORK -  A trailblazer for women in comedy has died. Joan Rivers, the first female to host a late night talk show, opened doors across the entertainment industry.

Her daughter, Mellisa Rivers released a statement announcing that her mother died peacefully Thursday afternoon in New York.

Rivers had been hospitalized since last week after she went into cardiac arrest during a routing procedure at a Manhattan doctor's office.

The comedian was 81.
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