Joan Rivers Clinic Now Under Investigation by the New York State Health Department

The clinic at which Joan Rivers underwent "botched," fatal surgery on her throat last week is now under investigation. The New York State Health Department told ABC News that it has opened a "full investigation" into Yorkville Endoscopy in New York City and investigators have visited the premises.

Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital on August 28 when she stopped breathing, and went into cardiac arrest while undergoing a minor endoscopic procedure. She remained on life support there until Wednesday, when her daughter Melissa (also pictured above) confirmed she had been moved to a private room at the hospital. In another statement on Thursday afternoon, Melissa announced "with great sadness" that her mother had died — "she passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m., surrounded by family and close friends," Melissa said.

Health officials have not said what exactly has triggered the investigation into Yorkville Endoscopy, or if it is an automatic response to the incident.

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