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. Getty Images

Comedy queen Joan Rivers died at the age of 81 in New York. Her daughter Melissa Rivers confirmed the news and issued a statement.

The comedian-turned-fashion critic host stopped breathing due to a heart stroke while undergoing a throat surgery.

The Fashion Police host was on life support. "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," the comedian's daughter said in her statement.

Fans and celebrities are mourning the death of the legendary comedian; however she will still make her presence felt with her funny quotes and jokes.

Rivers' humour touched every topic, including her sex-life, plastic surgery and the ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict.

The actress even poked fun at her frenemies and colleagues.

Her 10 Funniest jokes.

Her 10 best quotes: