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Marcia Strassman Passed Away At 66 From Breast Cancer Battle

Marcia Strassman Passed Away At 66 From Breast Cancer Battle

“Welcome Back Kotter” actress Marcia Strassman has passed away at the age of 66 from a battle with breast cancer. She is known for her role as Gabe Kaplan’s wife in the 70’s show “Welcome Back Kotter”, but she also had many other roles.

Strassman died at her Sherman Oaks, California, home on Friday after battling breast cancer for seven years, her sister, Julie Strassman, said Sunday.

“They gave her 2½ years to live, but she lasted much longer,” she said. “She was very courageous.”

Strassman had numerous roles on television and in film during her five-decade career. She played nurse Margie Cutler on the first season of M.A.S.H. before her breakout role on Kotter.

The show was about a teacher returning to the tough high-school of his youth to teach a classroom full of misfits, including future movie star John Travolta.

Such a shame. We send our most sincere condolences to her family and friends in this tough time. Thanks for the memories, Marcia.

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Posted Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 8:08am
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Melissa Rivers Left With No Choice But To Sue Over Her Mother’s Death

Melissa Rivers Left With No Choice But To Sue Over Her Mother's Death

Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after undergoing what was thought to be a routine surgery. Now, her daughter Melissa is looking for answers and has been advised that the only way she’ll get answers to what really happened is to file a lawsuit.

Sources connected to the Rivers family tell TMZ … after the New York Dept. of Health and Human Services came out with its findings that Yorkville Endoscopy LLC was “deficient” in surgical services and medical staff … Melissa tried to find out the root of the problems and if they caused her mom’s death, but she was shut down.

We’re told Melissa got advice from her lawyers … the only way to know precisely what happened is to file a lawsuit, which entitles her to force doctors and facility staff to sit for sworn depositions and answer questions about what happened the day Joan stopped breathing.

It sucks to have to go that route, but to have closure, she needs to know what went on during her mother’s final hours. What do you think?

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Posted Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 9:09am
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Joan Rivers’ Cause Of Death Revealed

Joan Rivers' Cause Of Death Revealed

Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after undergoing a throat procedure at a clinic in New York. Now, the comedienne’s official cause of death has been revealed. According to the Medical Examiner, her brain was cut off from oxygen.

TMZ reports:

Joan Rivers died because she went into hypoxic arrest during her throat procedure … cutting off oxygen to her brain — but the medical examiner is calling it a “predictable complication.”

The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner released its findings today, revealing that Joan was sedated with Propofol during the procedure.

The investigation also revealed Joan had the procedure to evaluate changes in her voice and to deal with acid reflux. Joan suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen.

As for the “predictable complication” … it appears the Examiner is saying her cause of death is simply a risk associated with either anesthesia, the procedure, or both.

May she rest in peace. It’s sad that she’s gone…

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Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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Joan Rivers’ Doctor Took A Selfie While She Was Under Anesthesia

Joan Rivers' Doctor Took A Selfie While She Was Under Anesthesia

This is just about the most heinous thing I could possibly think of. According to new reports, the doctor that was treating Joan Rivers at the endoscopy clinic actually took a selfie while the legendary comedienne was under anesthesia. Ugh. TMZ reports:

Joan Rivers’ personal doctor took a selfie while the comedienne was unconscious during a biopsy … shortly before her heart stopped beating … this according to a new report.

The doctor performing the endoscopy had just finished when Joan’s personal ear nose and throat doctor began performing biopsy which was done without her consent — this according to the CNN report.

A staffer at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic reportedly told investigators Joan’s doc stopped to take the selfie.

Let’s hope that Melissa sues the pants off of that clinic and the doctor involved. It won’t bring her back, but it would teach them not to repeat this mess. What do you think?

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Posted Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 9:09am
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