People working at a clinic which treated Joan Rivers before she passed away reportedly have been receiving death threats from the comedian's fans. According to a new report by TMZ, the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic in New York City has been receiving threats since news emerged that the comedian stopped breathing during a procedure.
Sources at the clinic say some people sent threats which include, "If Joan dies, so will you," and, "I hope you people die, you killed an icon." Following the incident, the clinic reportedly has improved their security and they sent the employees home early on some days.
After she stopped breathing at the clinic on Thursday, August 28, Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital. The "Fashion Police" star passed away on Thursday, September 4 at the age of 81.
"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," Melissa Rivers said in a statement. "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 of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided by mother." The funeral will take place at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan on Sunday.