"Today marks one year since my mother passed. This was the year of firsts: first holidays, first birthdays, first everythings without mom, without grandma. While it's been difficult. I've been amazed by the outpouring of love and overwhelming kindness we've received from family, friends, and people whose lives were touched by the woman they knew as Joan - a woman we all miss so very much." Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa pays tribute to the late comedienne on the first anniversary of her death. The TV star died after a botched throat operation on 4 September, 2014.