Joan Rivers through the yearsUpdated 1257 GMT (2057 HKT) December 9, 2015 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Joan Rivers through the yearsComedian Joan Rivers died September 4, 2014, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, her daughter said. She was 81. Click through the gallery to look back at her career.