READ: Melissa Rivers' Statement About Her Mother

Joan Rivers, Jewish queen of sass, is sadly no longer with us.

The 81-year-old comedian passed away on Thursday after a week in the hospital — she went into cardiac arrest last week during surgery. Her daughter Melissa, who flew to New York with her son Cooper to care for her mother, has released a statement thanking fans for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Robin and Joan…That is just not okay.

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