TULSA - Joan Rivers, who broke a lot of ground for female comics in America, died Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital.
She had undergone throat surgery August 28th at a clinic in Yorkville, Manhattan and suffered complications that led her to stop breathing.
She was moved to Mount Sinai, where doctors put her into a medically-induced coma.
Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, had said there was a chance they would remove her from life support by this weekend.
Joan Rivers broke through as one of the first female standup comics on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1965.
She later started her own late-night talk show (becoming the first female talk show host ever), for which Carson reportedly never forgave her, and never spoke to her again.
Her husband Edgar Rosenberg produced the show, and when the Fox network wanted to fire her, she refused to back down, and they fired them both.
Rosenberg committed suicide three months later.
Rivers was born Joan Alexandra Molinsky on June 8, 1933.