Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers from the film 'Joan Rivers - A Piece of Work' attends the Tribeca Film Festival 2010 portrait studio at the FilmMaker Industry Press Center on April 27, 2010 in New York, New York.Getty Images

Fashion Police host, Joan Rivers, died today aged 81, her daughter has confirmed.

"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 for my mother," said her daughter, Melissa Rivers in a statement to ABC News.

Joan was admitted to the Mount Sinai Hospital last Thursday, where it was determined that she had suffered cardiac arrest and a subsequent stroke.

She was later placed on life support.

Celebrities have poured in condolences on Twitter following the news.