One of the most well known female comedians of our day, Joan Rivers, passed away on September 3rd. On August 28th, Rivers was admitted to Mt. Sinai hospital in New York after she stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal chords. Rivers was placed into a medically induced coma where doctors assessed her condition. “She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends,” her daughter, Melissa, said in a statement. “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.” Known for her raunchy, insensitive and self-deprecating comedy, Joan Rivers was one of the best known comedians and a driving force for women in comedy. She grew up in Larchmont, New York, gaining fame for her appearances on "The Tonight Show" in the '60s. At this time her style of comedy was unheard of for a woman. Rivers went on to be a very successful comedian with numerous stand-up acts and multiple TV shows. She was not a person to tread lightly on any topic, but her controversy was something her fans loved of her. “For decades Joan has made people laugh, shattered glass ceilings and revolutionized comedy,” the statement continued. “She was unapologetic and fiercely dedicated to entertaining all of us and has left an indelible mark on the people that worked with her and on her legions of fans. She’s been a much beloved member of the E! family for over 20 years and the world is less funny without her in it. Today our hearts are heavy knowing Joan will not be bounding through the doors.” In addition to her daughter, survivors include a grandson, Cooper. Her sister Barbara died in 2013 at 82.