We know Joan Rivers died as a result of something that went on during her throat surgery at a New York City clinic, but now the official results of the autopsy have been revealed, and they shed a bit more light on what actually happened that day.
Joan Rivers died because she went into hypoxic arrest during her throat procedure … cutting off oxygen to her brain — but the medical examiner is calling it a “predictable complication.”
The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner released its findings today, revealing that Joan was sedated with Propofol during the procedure.
The investigation also revealed Joan had the procedure to evaluate changes in her voice and to deal with acid reflux.
Joan suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen.
As for the “predictable complication” … it appears the Examiner is saying her cause of death is simply a risk associated with either anesthesia, the procedure, or both.
While I understand that she was old and therefore a high risk patient to begin with, that still doesn’t clear the people at the clinic from doing an unauthorised biopsy and all of that shit. Is that not when she went into hypoxic arrest? I still think an investigation needs to be done here – especially considering employees were taking selfies with her unconscious body – but I think the conclusion will end up being that it was just her time to go.