Joan Rivers may have been given the same drug that killed Michael Jackson when she went into cardiac and respiratory arrest at a New York clinic, it has been sensationally claimed today. The 81-year-old comedy legend slipped into a coma and never regained consciousness after being sedated for an endoscopy procedure. She died this afternoon.
The New York State Department of health has launched an investigation into Yorkville Endoscopy, the out-patient clinic where Rivers went into arrest. The clinic has said it is cooperating fully. RadarOnline reports that Rivers was given Propofol, which is often used was an anesthetic for simple medical procedures.