The cause of death of famous actress Joan Rivers has finally been revealed. It has been claimed that the star died of brain damage, as this is the result of the investigation conducted on this case.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner claimed that the star died because of the complications that resulted after the surgery. The OCME revealed that they just completed the investigation. “The cause of Ms. Rivers’ death is anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The manner of death is therapeutic complication,” a spokesperson claimed.
The same statement revealed that “the death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy.” This means that the lack of oxygen in the brain determined the death of the beloved comedian.
Joan Rivers died on September 4, in New York City. Her health complications started after the comedian went to a clinic for a routine procedure. The star had been complaining about some recent changes to her voice. From the clinic, the comedian was rushed to the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. It had been reported that she suffered cardiac attack during the procedure.
Investigations also concluded that Joan Rivers had been sedated with Propofol, a powerful anesthesia. It has been claimed that Propofol caused the death of popular singer Michael Jackson, back in 2009.
Following the revelations on the cause of death of Joan Rivers, her daughter Melissa issued a statement. “We continue to be saddened by our tragic loss and grateful for the enormous outpouring of love and support from around the world. We have no further comment at this time.”
Reports reveal that Melissa is actually planning to file wrongful death lawsuit against the physician who conducted the initial procedure on her mom. Melisa will most likely file a wrongful death lawsuit against both the clinic and Dr. Korovin, who performed an unauthorized biopsy on the star.
It is yet to see what Melissa will decide next and if the charges will be filled, as well as what they will include.