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Joan Rivers

Autopsy Complete ...

No Clear Cause of Death Found

9/5/2014 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0904-joan-rivers-tmz-01Joan Rivers' autopsy has been done, but the Medical Examiner will need more information to determine exactly how she died ... TMZ has learned.

The Medical Examiner's Office tells us they've completed the physical examination of Joan's body, but could not find a clear "cause and manner of death" ... pending further studies.

We're told those further studies will include conducting toxicology testing, and interviewing medical professionals who were present during the throat procedure Joan was getting last week when she stopped breathing.
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-- Melissa Rivers was just seen leaving a funeral home in NYC.

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fastdriver    

I wonder IF they videotape the procedure for insurance reasons and for instances like this. Sounds like a good idea to me. Then, we would know for sure who was doing what and what was happening!

11 days ago
17.

Dina    

I am surprised the clinic does not own an AED machine.

11 days ago
18.

Ween    

Poor Joan !! Truly not her tym !!! RIP ❤️

11 days ago
19.

Jo    

Joan never cared about what she said about anyone. She lived and talked out of her own ass. Now that she's dead and people are speaking their minds just as she did...you all get offended? LOL now that's funny. This world is so twisted. If this world ever ends the reason would be because we destroyed each other.

11 days ago
20.

Smoke Greens     

SHE WAS 81!!!!!!!! Hello!

11 days ago
21.

moveover    

She probably died from toxic plastic and other man-made materials that she's had injected into her face for the past 30 years!

11 days ago
22.

ckellymama2    

I've been reading some really nasty comments about Joan!! How her words and comedy acts were bad, the things she said made her this or that! People want to hide behind a screen and criticize Joan for being honest and having a opinion! This is American land of the free home of the brave, To hide behind your screens and type horrible, nasty, unthinkable, rotten things doesn't make you a better person! People are hiding behind their screens commenting on the things Joan said or did and saying nasty things!! Does that make you better of a person then Joan??! No we are all human, we all make mistakes, we all have the same color blood, our **** all smells bad!! To disrespect someone when they were fighting for their life and still to say horrible things in her passing makes you worse then any of the disgusting words you used to describe her! People are so quick to judge and yet turn around and do the same or worse then the person they are judging!! Does that make it right?! No!! Please stop with the ugly, hateful, disrespectful, horrible, nasty, & down right cruel words!! Joan is gone she can not read these comments, she is not here to defend herself( let me tell you, she would give one hell of a speech for all the "mean people"! The only ones that can read these ugly comments are her daughter Melissa, grandson Cooper, other family members, friends, and fans! These comments are hurting her loved ones, not her! Please stop trying to hurt one another and instead be kind to everyone and have respect for all! Didn't we learn anything from the attack on our country almost 13 years ago??! Thinking of Joan's Family, & friends during this difficult time! Sending positive support, love, energy, and "laughs ( even though right now it's hard to even think of) to her family and friends! Thank you for all the years of laughs you gave me! I will remember you always! Much love & respect!!

11 days ago
23.

Erica927    

There's no need to bash a person who just passed away bc the loved ones are reading it have some consideration and sympathy...at the end of the day when she was working she was a comedian and outside of work she was a mother and grandmother how dare ppl say karma she never done nothing wrong besides tell jokes oh well...as for the racist please its old already

11 days ago
24.

Yea Right    

A " completed the physical examination of the body" is NOT an autopsy! An autopsy is when they remove the ribs, expose the internal organs and test and examine everything including the brain!.

11 days ago
25.

Truth    

2 MUCH PROPOFOL DID HER IN... PLUS INCOMPETENT STAFF. SMELL A HUGE ASS MALPRACTICE SUIT A COMIN. SHE ALWAYS CLAIMS SHE KNOWS THE BEST DOCTORS YET SHE WENT TO A 5 AND DIME JOINT INSTEAD OF DR STEPHEN ZEITEL, CONSIDERED THE FOREMOST EXPERT IN VOCAL CHORD SURGERY. DUDE HAS DONE A TON OF CELEBS. #TRUTH!!

11 days ago
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Erica927    

Karma really ppl there's no need to talk bad about a person who just pass and family and friends are mourning over her...at the end of the day she was a mother and grandmother what she did aside has nothing to do with who she really was that was work...can't take a joke oh well...as for the racist get over it

11 days ago
27.

Asmarlak    

Joan and supporters of Israel, "YOU ARE WRONG". Crimes are expected to be committed by terrorists but when a government of a democratic nation commit them, it is called 'Terrorist Nation". When you respond to terrorism with terrorism, that downgrade you to a terrorist stats.

11 days ago
28.

loveyou15    

SOME OF YOU ARE SAYING ITS WRONG TO BASH THE DEAD AND I COMPLETELY AGREE BUT ALSO REMEMBER SHE WAS BASHING THE DEAD A FEW WEEKS AGO AS WELL. IT GOES BOTH WAYS. JUST CAUSE SHE WAS A CELEBRITY DOESNT MAKE IT RIGHT. BOTH SIDES ARE WRONG

11 days ago
29.

chinadoll    

There will never be another..... Rip Mrs.rivers....

11 days ago
30.

Erica927    

Understandable @loveyou15...I just find it wrong personally but then again other ppl don't

11 days ago
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