Los Angeles - Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died on Thursday night at the age of 81.The comedienne - who made "Can we talk?" a trademark of her routines - never mellowed during her half-century-long career. She had insults ready for all races, genders and creeds.Rivers was hospitalised last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor's office following a routine procedure. Daughter Melissa Rivers said she died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends.Here are the latest headlines regarding Joan’s death:Comedian Joan Rivers dies aged 81Joan Rivers even joked about her own deathJoan Rivers to be laid to rest in New York this weekendE!’s Fashion Police future unclear after death of Joan RiversTributes pour in on social media for Joan RiversJoan Rivers predicted she would die under the knifeStars share personal Joan Rivers pictures as a tribute to the comedienne14 of the most shocking Joan Rivers one-liners
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