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According to her daughter, 81 year-old comedy legend Joan Rivers died on Thursday afternoon at Mount Sinai in New York City. Earlier in the day, NBC News learned that the Manhattan clinic where Rivers stopped breathing while undergoing an outpatient procedure on her vocal cords on Aug. 28 is under investigation by the New York State Department of Health. Rivers was at Yorkville Endoscopy when she went into “respiratory or cardiac arrest,” according to the New York Fire Department, and was transported to Mount Sinai hospital, where she remained on life support. A spokesman for the Health Department told NBC News that officials are “Investigating the matter.”



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