According to a report by TMZ Thursday, comic icon Joan Rivers died as a result of lack of oxygen to her brain. As Western Journalism reported, the 81-year-old entertainer died last month after undergoing a routine procedure at a New York medical clinic.
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 16, 2014
She went in for treatment designed to remedy her acid reflux and assist in a lingering vocal issue. A report from the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner listed the cause as hypoxic arrest that occurred after she received Propofol to sedate her before the outpatient surgery. The official described such a result as a “predictable complication.”
Predictable or not, some on social media continue to blame doctors for her death.
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