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Joan Rivers gets the star-studded farewell she wished for

Dozens of celebrities have paid their last respects to comedian Joan Rivers in Manhattan.

Hugh Jackman and the New York Gay Men's Chorus performed at the ceremony, which was also attended by stars including Whoopi Goldberg and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The pioneering 81-year-old died after suffering a heart attack during a routine medical procedure on Thursday.

The New York state health department is now investigating the circumstances surrounding Rivers' death.

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Mount Sinai Hospital confirms it is treating Joan Rivers

Mount Sinai Hospital in New York has confirmed it is treating the actress and comedian Joan Rivers, but declined to give any further information about her condition at present:

This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to.

Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available.

– mount sinai hospital statement

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