Associarted Press file photo Joan Rivers attends A Celebration of Barbara Walters on May 14 in New York. Melissa Rivers announced Thursday that her mother Joan died Thursday in New York. Rivers was hospitalized Aug. 28, after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor’s office following a routine procedure. Daughter Melissa Rivers said she died surrounded by family and close friends.

Rivers — who opened her routine with the trademark “Can we talk?” — never mellowed during a decades-long career. She moved from longtime targets such as Elizabeth Taylor, whom she famously ridiculed as fat, to new faces, and continued to appear in clubs and on TV into her 80s.