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Joan Rivers Melissa Rivers

Cause of death: lack of oxygen

16 Oct, 2014

An investigation by the New York City office of the Chief Medical Examiner reveals that Rivers died due to lack of oxygen to the brain resulting in brain damage. The Medical Examiner’s office considers the manner of death “a predictable complication of medical therapy”. Melissa:

We continue to be saddened by our tragic loss and grateful for the enormous outpouring of love and support from around the world. We have no further comment at this time.