The Pink Ribbon is deeply saddened by the news of Joan Rivers' passing.
We are keeping Melissa and grandson Cooper in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Joan will be missed at this year's Pink Ribbon Luncheon.
"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," Melissa Rivers said in a written statement today. "She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother." She added that she and her son, Cooper, Joan Rivers' grandson, "have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated. My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."
The Pink Ribbon Luncheon will celebrate life, courage and hope on Thursday, October 2nd at the Duke Energy Convention Center.