Comedian Joan Rivers is dead at the age of 81. The former talk show host passed away Thursday afternoon at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Rivers went into cardiac arrest one week ago today during a routine throat procedure. Her daughter Melissa issued a statement a short while ago, saying:
"My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."
Laughing was what Joan Rivers was best at. She never took herself or others too seriously. Known for her gossip and celebrity interviews on the red carpet, Rivers was a fixture at Hollywood's biggest awards shows.
She was also the host of E-Online's "Fashion Police" where she loved to critique the outfits of Hollywood's elite.
Rivers was one of the first female stand-up comedians and caught her first big break in 1965 on the "Tonight Show" starring Johnny Carson. She was an actor, an author, a comedian, and a businesswoman.
Larry King knew Rivers for more than 40 years, and interviewed her several times. In interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, he said it was hard to object to Rivers' humor "because she took no prisoners."
"Mrs. Doubtfire" was one of Robin Williams' most iconic roles. The movie debuted in theaters in 1993. Recently, there had been reports that Williams was ready to reprise his role as the nanny in disguise.
OutFront is Lisa Jakub. She played Lydia Hillard, Robin Williams' daughter in "Mrs. Doubtfire."
The tributes to actor and comedian Robin Williams continue to pour in. The lights on Broadway were dimmed in his honor Wednesday night.
CNN'S Jeanne Moos has more on other tributes celebrating a man that made it his life mission to make people laugh.
Robin Williams' career spanned nearly four decades. He appeared in nearly 50 films and more than a dozen sitcoms throughout his career.
Williams was still working on several major projects prior to his death.
CNN's Ted Rowlands is OutFront with more on Williams' unfinished work.