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While we've lost a member of our E! family, the world has lost a comic legend.
Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, released the following statement: "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother."
E! News confirmed the tragic news after the legendary comedian suffered from complications while undergoing a recent throat operation in New York City on Aug. 28
Clearly, Joan touched the lives of everyone she encountered both in and outside of Hollywood. Here's what the stars are saying: