Kanye West’s Mother Dies after Cosmetic Surgery


12:59, November 12th 2007

Donda West, 58, the beautiful mother of the 30-year-old rapper Kanye West, passed way Saturday around 8:30 p.m. in a Los Angeles hospital after undergoing a cosmetic surgery.

According to media sources, she was scheduled to have breast-augmentation for symmetry and a tummy tuck. She is likely to have suffered an uncontrolled bleeding after going home to recover from the surgery.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Jan Adams stated for TMZ that he was the doctor who performed the cosmetic surgery on West before she died and he did everything right.

He confessed that her death was unforeseen and could have had multiple causes such as heart attack, pulmonary embolism or massive vomiting.

Dr. Adams told TMZ that West had consulted him for some four months, in an attempt to decide whether to undergo surgery or not.

He said that another Beverly Hills doctor Andre Aboolian refused to involve in the surgery because West had a complicated medical condition. She needed a medical clearance before he would perform the surgery, Jo-Ann Geffen, Dr. Abolian’s publicist said.

“He simply said that in order for him to be comfortable, he felt it necessary to have a medical clearance before he’d touch her. He feels terrible because he said she was such a sweet lady,” Geffen said according to Associated Press.

“He is sleazy and manipulating the truth to elevate his own importance,” Dr. Adams said about his colleague for TMZ, but he refused to elaborate on his words.

West was brought at Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center in Marina Del Rey, California in critic state as a hospital spokesperson said: “She was brought by paramedics to our emergency room on Saturday evening. She was in full arrest when she arrived. She had a cosmetic surgery, but not at our hospital.”

“We tried to resuscitate her, but were unsuccessful,” Deborah Ettinger, a hospital vice president said.

LAPD Lt. Fred Corral stated that Los Angeles Coroner plans to undergo an autopsy by Wednesday. “We’re looking at possible complications of surgery,” he said.

According to the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, death from cosmetic surgery is relatively rare. Just one case of 51,459 surgeries is likely to happen.

According to reports, the 30-year-old rapper had just landed in London when the news struck him, and he immediately flew back to Los Angeles to be with her fellow family members.

Kanye’s writing partner Rhymefest expressed his regret towards Donda West’s death Sunday in an appearance on Chicago radio station WCGI.

“She was everyone’s mom,” Rhymefest said. “A spirit never dies, a spirit lasts forever.”

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