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NY health investigators eye Joan Rivers’ case

The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers’ cardiac arrest.
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The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers’ cardiac arrest.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers’ cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure.

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Spokesman James O’Hare said Thursday the department is looking into ‘‘the whole matter,’’ declining to discuss specifics.

The 81-year-old comic and red carpet commentator died Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.