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Joan Rivers’ Initial Autopsy Ruled Inconclusive

Joan Rivers’ Initial Autopsy Ruled Inconclusive


An initial autopsy into Joan Rivers’ exact cause of death has proved inconclusive.

The veteran comedienne passed away at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday, a week after suffering a cardiac and respiratory arrest during a routine throat operation at a nearby clinic.

A representative at the Medical Examiner’s Office tells coroners completed a physical examination of the 81-year-old’s body on Friday, but could not find a clear “cause and manner of death”.

Toxicology tests are now underway, but results are not expected to be available for several weeks.

Officials at the Medical Examiner’s Office will also interview the doctors and nurses who were present during Rivers’ throat procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy in a bid to determine what went wrong.

Authorities at the New York State Health Department have also launched a review into the clinic, where bosses have been forced to step up security after staff were bombarded with death threats following Rivers’ death.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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