NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Joan Rivers has died at age 81.
The legendary comedian died Thursday at 1:17 p.m. ET. Rivers was hospitalized after she went into cardiac arrest and stopped breathing during a routine surgery August 28, and was put into a medically-induced coma upon her arrival to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Her condition failed to improve, and daughter Melissa Rivers eventually chose to take her off life support.