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Kanye West's Mom Dies of Cosmetic Surgery

Kanye West's Mom Dies of Cosmetic Surgery

New details regarding the death of Kanye West’s mother, Donda West, have surfaced.

According to her publicist, Donda passed away “as the result of complications from a cosmetic surgical procedure” at Centinela Hospital in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles.

An autopsy is expected to be performed later this week.

Donda, 58, was the chairwoman of Kanye’s education foundation and author of Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Star.

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  • http://www.jessicafans.net Starbucks addict

    How sad – I love Kanye to distraction! My heart goes out to him….they were so close.

  • bad-a-bing

    Wow, what a way to go.

  • Britt

    thats sad.

  • pink_tulips

    condolence

  • Benny

    very sad

  • http://justjared.com me

    That is so sad. May God Bless.

  • t

    So sad, what is wrong with society.

  • sophie

    :[ my condolences to kanye and the rest of the family. this is so terrible.

  • caramel

    my heart goes out to him and his family RIP

  • cant say

    I want a Zanessa sighting.

  • Yvie

    My heartfelt condolences to Kanye West and his family.

  • SkankyHO

    That is really sad. I can’t believe people are still dying today from cosmetic surgery. It is crazy how some people will go under the knife many many times and be fine, but another person will have their first procedure ever and die.

  • http://justjared.com me

    You sicko number 13 get off of this website

  • Yvie

    can’t say and Evil Dead, this is not the time or place for that. Please show some respect for Kanye, his family and his fans.

  • Original Shar

    My heart goes out to Kanye and his family. What a terrible way to lose a loved one.

  • http://optimum.com ilovevanessahudgens

    i waant zanessa!

  • sophie

    what the frick is with these “i want zanessa sightings” comments?! i love zanessa as much as the next person, but seriously, dont you think this is the WRONG place to talk about it?!

  • Amor

    r.i.p :(

    agree with $21
    i really love zanessa too, especially vanessa, but omg…

  • Stacey

    My prayers are with Kanye and his family. Its hard to loose your mother and even harder when the two of you are close. People always telling me god dosnt make mistakes and i admit even now I cannot see the truth in that statement but in time I will and so shall he. Peace and Blessings in this time of sorrow.

  • http://www.ihatetomcruise.com Miapocca

    That sucks big time….too bad..dont like that guys personality but I feel sorry for him..condolences…hope he finds the strength to get through this

  • Regina

    It’s crazy. She could’ve avoided her death if she wasn’t so obsessed with looking to impress.

  • Moni

    omg thats sad… n wtf is wrong w/ the people and there “zanessa sightings!” SOMEONE’S MOTHER JUST DIED who the f*uck gives a sh*it about zanessa right now and if u do go talk about it somewhere else!!!!! R.I.P. Donda West

  • bailey

    May God Bless You and your family, Kanye. This is a heartbreaking tragedy.

  • Sara

    That sucks!
    I feel bad for Kanye

  • dean

    While I don’t care for his style of entertainment, I am sorry for his loss.

    I hope when the time is right he will use his celebrity statis to right the wrongs that are allowed in the cosmetic field.

  • stfu

    who gives a fuck i dont care if she died or your mother did

  • Sarah

    Damn some people are really hatin here..RIP Mrs West that is so sad i’m supposed to see Kanye on this Saturday 17th @ Paris for the opening of his tour but I don’t think he’s gonna come and i understand why.

  • Yvonne

    what is the deal with plastic surgeons not liking blacks – get off the racial thing – the poor woman died and she was going to pay like the rest of the people (white) have a little sympathy

  • Shell

    People who keep saying zannessa sighting GET A FUCKING LIFE!!!! and the person who said surgons hate black people grow up not everyones raciest you yourself are raciest for saying that

  • Moni

    the person who said the thing about plastic surgeons not liking black people was tryin to be sarcastic about it… remember when kanye said bush didnt like black people? yeaa NOT the time to be making smart a*ss remarks like that!!!!! GET A LIFE!!!!

  • [~Famous~]

    wow, there are some real disrespectful people on here.

  • Hong

    WHOA! THIS IS GOING TO BE A HUUUGGEE LAWSUIT!

  • Aleezah

    I am sorry to hear this. Medical Errors are on the rise in USA. The #3 reasons why people die in the USA is because of medical errors. Plastic surgery is not worth the risk. Tyra Banks had a program showing plastic surgery mess-ups. Star Jones had complications following breast enhancement surgery.

  • CoCoa-Brown

    A SHAME.WHEN ARE PEOPLE GONNA LEARN?MY PRAYERS FOR KANYE AND THE FAMILY.

  • Jenn

    People who are talking about Zanessa seriously need to take the loving to another topic. You’ll post in every topic even if it’s about someone’s death, how disrespectful can you be?

    My best wishes go out to Kanye & his entire family.

  • Bree

    That’s heartbreaking.
    I feel for Kanye….
    My thoughts are with the family.

  • palvasha

    LOL SO MANY FUNNY COMMENTS…BUT IT IS ACTUALLY SAD THAT SHE IS DEAD BUT ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT PPL SHUD LEARN FROM THIS…GOD MADE US THE WAY WE R FOR A REASON AND EVRYONE IS DIFFERENT WHICH IS A GOOD THING SO PPL SHUD NOT TRY TO ME THE SAME AS SOMEONE THEY SEE ON TV OR WHAT PPL CONSIDER TO BE THE RIGHT WAY TO LOOK. SURGERY SHUD IS ONLY FOR WHEN PPL ARE ILL OR HURT LIKE IN FIRE OR SOMETHING BUT NOT FOR PPL WHO R HEALTHY. I HOPE HE DONT RELEASE A SAD SINGLE FOR HIS MUM…HE SHUD ACTUALLY MAKE HIS MUM AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS WH R THINKING OF GOING THROUGH CS X

  • koko

    What a tragedy ! I bet if Kanye West wasn’t selling that many records, this wouldn’t have happened to his momager. more money mo” problems! I guess if they were still a normal family and back in the dayz when his mother was still a regular working folk, plastic surgery would never have crossed her mind.

  • me

    grow up little immature kids who want the “zanessa” photos. i love zac efron (mostly because he’s hot) just as much as you do, but pay some respect to the deceased.

    although i can imagine one ten year old girl writing all of those messages but just with a different screen name everytime. how clever..

  • Noneya beez wax

    Kayne is a total retard…this is just karma catching up with his ignorance.

  • shoes4life

    My condolences to the family.

    With this unfortunate situation it shows how dangerous plastic surgery really is. There are many deaths each year from the complications of unnecessary surgery so that a person can look a certain way. To me plastic surgery has gotten out of hand when it was something that was meant to help people who were injured or born with disfigurations. Actually the name should be changed to vanity surgery. Mr. West’s mother was to old to be going under the knife for a tummy tuck & breat implants in the first place (what I mean is the risk were far too high for her, especially for a women of color who may have had other medical conditions such as high blood pressure), and it also shows that even with all the money they had & the best plastic surgeons couldn’t make her better or save her life. I hope Mr. West use this tragedy to be an advocate against unnecessary plastic surgery. To me the only women who need breast implants are the women who lost their breast to breast cancer, that is really what it was meant for, but greed of the Dr’s who perform it & the lust of those to look perfect (whatever that looks like because there is no such thing)has turned this into one of the most requested unnecessary surgeries in the country. Society needs to learn to love who we were created to be and work with what we have and not pine after someone elses nose, stomach, breast, face, etc.

  • msgudidedmama

    hopefully this will bring light to the real risks of casual surgeries. As a mom , I could not volunteer for surgery knowing that I have a risk of dying. Needed surgery is one thing, but the devastation that the very real risk of surgery bring are NOT worth the sadness it leaves behind.

  • Kt

    K. West doesn’t loves his mother just like Bush doesn’t loves white people.

  • AJ&BP fanatic

    My Condlences to Kanye & family. Peace.

  • Susan

    What it boils down to is that none of us will really know what caused her death until an autopsy is completed. Any kind of surgery can be dangerous to people who have to be put under using anesthetic and the risk is higher for those who have health issues. I had a CT scan done a month back and received a dye substance that had to be injected before the scan and had to sign release forms that basically said that if I died due to a reaction caused by the dye, I would not hold them liable. I would never put myself in this situation for cosmetic purposes because you just don’t know what will happen to you but if it is deemed necessary due to health issue’s then it would be a chance I would have to take. Don’t get me wrong, in no way am I saying that this was her own fault because it is such a sad loss for Kanye and his family but to take off a few extra pounds or to fix something I don’t like, well, to me, it’s not worth it. I send my condolences to the West family and pray that they will find the strength to get them through this dark time in their life. God Bless.

  • hey 19 sophie

    19 sophie : 11/12/2007 at 3:35 pm
    what the frick is with these “i want zanessa sightings” comments?! i love zanessa as much as the next person, but seriously, dont you think this is the WRONG place to talk about it?!
    ______________________

    Youre right but its not their fans. Its Zanessa’s PUBLICIST’S..
    HYPING THIS FAUX COUPLE.THAT ZAC&VANESSA ARE SO WANTED- BY THEIR FANS..WHAT A BUNCH OF LOW-LIFES!!NO RESPECT WHAT SO EVER!!.
    _________________

    I send my best wishes to the West’s at this time.

  • will smith

    35 [~Famous~] : 11/12/2007 at 4:23 pm
    wow, there are some real disrespectful people on here.
    ****
    You would know ,your’e one, if not the worse of the disrepectful bloggers. U called Violet a violation,u disrespected angeelina’s mom, spoke dirty of her and she’s passed,and I could go on and on.
    Boy what nerves you have unfamous.
    Leave Violet alone,and people resting to.
    Kanye take care.

  • Cynthia

    POOR THING. STAY STRONG KANYE.

  • Bang Bang

    so sad !!! BUT its good example why we should NOT do cosmetic surgeries,,, even the money cant buy u everything….she probably had the best team,but her body couldnt make it ! WE are beautiful the way we are…we should start to respect more the natural beauty, not the FAKE all look alike clones!

  • Natalie

    Whoa, very sudden and unexpected death then. I am sure Donda & her family never expected her to go in for cosmetic surgery and not make it through the operation… so so so sad to hear that. My thoughts are with the family.

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