Joan Rivers died following a “predictable complication” during a medical procedure that led to a loss of oxygen to her brain, according to a report from the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner.
Rivers was undergoing a laryngoscopy and an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in Manhattan on Aug. 28 to determine the cause of changes to her voice when the complication occurred. After suffering cardiac arrest, Rivers was taken from the Yorkville Endoscopy facility to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she died Sept. 4 at the age of 81.
The official report should put to rest speculation that Rivers’ was undergoing risky cosmetic surgery at the time she fell ill.
“The classification of a death as a therapeutic complication means that the death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy,” the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told Fox News.