By David Mittleman

Coroner Renders Opinion

The New York City medical examiner has concluded that popular comedian and TV celebrity Joan Rivers died as a result of a “therapeutic complication.” Rivers was undergoing a procedure to evaluate her voice when she experienced breathing trouble, resulting in a critical lack of oxygen. She was placed in a medically induced coma but ultimately died last month at the age of 81.

Powerful Drug Propofol May Have Contributed

Citing privacy laws, Yorkville Endoscopy has refused to discuss Rivers’ treatment in detail. The medical examiner, however, indicated that she was sedated with propofol, an anesthetic …read more