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Comedian, actress and television star Joan Rivers has died at age 81. She passed away today at 1:17 p.m. a week after being put on life support. She passed away peacefully in the company of family.

One of the first times Joan Rivers spoke to Metro was in 2009. At the time, writer Nick Dussault asked her if she ever thought she was too old to try anything new. Her response was so telling of who she was.


“I’m 76 years old and let me tell you, if you ever meet someone who's still drawing a breath that thinks they’re too old to try something new, tell them Joan Rivers thinks you're a f—ing idiot.”

Metro looks back at the life of the iconic entertainer in pictures.

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