Comedian Joan Rivers, staunch supporter of Israel dies at age 81

On Aug. 28, Joan Rivers was undergoing surgery on her vocal cords at a clinic in New York City when she stopped breathing and had to be rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital.



Joan Alexandra Molinsky – known by her stage name Joan Rivers – born in Brooklyn, New York in 1933, the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants Beatrice Grushman and Meyer C. Molinsky has died at the age of 81.

Joan Rivers - Photo: Dan Steinberg/AP

Joan Rivers – Photo: Dan Steinberg/AP

The comedian Joan Rivers died on Thursday in New York a week after suffering cardiac arrest during an outpatient medical procedure, her daughter said in a statement. She was 81.

“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends,” Melissa Rivers said.

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On Jul 25, 2014

Joan Rivers dropped jettisoned comedy for politics … unleashing an impassioned defense of Israel that included an awesome New York/New Jersey analogy.