Joan Rivers’ cause of death released

Posted at 2:01 PM, Oct 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-16 14:01:24-04

(CNN) — Joan Rivers died of “therapeutic complications” during a procedure to evaluate her “voice changes” and stomach reflux, the New York medical examiner said Thursday.

“The classification of a death as a therapeutic complication means that the death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy,” the report said.

Rivers, 81, died a week after an appointment at Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy clinic last month.