New York Health Department Investigates Joan Rivers Clinic

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The New York State health department is investigating the clinic where Joan Rivers stopped breathing during a minor procedure prior to her hospitalization and eventual death, a DOH spokesperson said on Thursday.

Joan Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital on Aug. 28 after she went into cardiac arrest during a minor surgical procedure on her vocal chords at Yorkville Endoscopy Center in New York City. The 81-year-old comedian died Thursday after several days on life support.

Neither the Department of Health nor the clinic have commented on what might has caused the cardiac event. “The Department of Health is investigating the matter,” the spokesperson said.

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