Joan Rivers Cause of Death Undetermined After Autopsy

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Yesterday, Hollywood and popular culture lost a legend as comic Joan Rivers died following complications from a surgical procedure. She was 81 years old.

Rivers stopped breathing during an operation on her vocal cords. She was placed in a medically induced coma and never regained consciousness.

An autopsy was performed today to figure out exactly what prevented Rivers from recovering from her initial cardiac arrest, but medical examiners were left with no definitive answers.

The official coroner's report obtained by TMZ claims that no "cause and manner" of death could be determined.

A further investigation that will include toxicology reports and interviews with medical professionals who have treated Rivers will be launched next week.

Rivers funeral is scheduled for Sunday in New York City.

In one of her recent memoirs, she stated that she hopes her funeral will be "Hollywood all the way," joking that she wants actress Meryl Streep to be "crying in five accents."

We're not sure if Streep will be on hand to turn on the Oscar-worthy waterworks, but judging from celebrity reactions to Joan's death on social media yesterday, her send-off will certainly be a star-studded affair. 

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