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INVESTIGATORS: Doctor performed unauthorized biopsy on Joan Rivers

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Comedienne Joan Rivers' doctor reportedly performed an unauthorized biopsy during the surgery that led to her death.

Investigators believe Rivers' vocal cords swelled and cut off oxygen, leading to cardiac arrest.

A source close to the investigation claims the doctor was not even certified to operate there.

Paramedics rushed 81-year-old Rivers to a New York hospital, where she died a week later.

Sources also say the doctor took a selfie while Rivers was sedated.

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