Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, died September 4, 2014. Rivers was undergoing surgery on her vocal chords on August 28 when she stopped breathing. Rivers was taken to the hospital, and had been on life support for the past week.
Rivers was in movies such as Shrek 2 and The Smurfs, and the TV show Fashion Police.
A statement released by her daughter, Melissa Rivers, says, “She passed peacefully at 1:17 pm surrounded by family and close friends.”
New York governor Andrew Cuomo released the following statement: “Joan Rivers was an iconic New Yorker whose wit and humor will always be remembered. Joan made the nation laugh for more than fifty years, and for that we will always be grateful. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I send my condolences to her family, friends, and fans.”
“I agree with it,” said Isabella Roberts, grade 8, on the Cuomo’s statement. “She was a big part of the entertainment community, and she contributed a lot.”
Actress Anna Kendrick released a statement on twitter: “RIP Joan Rivers. Being publicly told my dress is hideous will never feel quite as awesome. You will be truly missed.”
“It’s random,” said Ava Lindquist-Sher, grade 9. “She’s talking about her loss, then brings in the dress, then back to the loss.”
Lindquist-Sher says she didn’t have much of a reaction to Rivers’ deth.
“Well, to be honest, her death didn’t really affect me, because I never met or knew her, so it’s hard to really grieve something if you haven’t met or built a bond with that person.” Said Lindquist-Sher.