The New York State Health Department says it is investigating the death of comedian Joan Rivers. During an outpatient procedure on her throat last week at the Yorkville Endoscopy Center in New York City, Rivers suffered cardiac arrest, according to news reports. She was transferred from the ambulatory surgery center to Mount Sinai Hospital where she was reportedly on life support. Rivers died Thursday afternoon at the age of 81.
The state health department says it will review medical records and conduct interviews with facility staff, physicians and others as part of the inquiry, but could not comment on what specifically prompted the investigation. An official told ABC News there is currently no suspicion of wrongdoing and the investigation is routine.