West’s mother dies as the result of complications from a cosmetic surgical procedure after liposuction and a breast reduction. After the surgery, West is able to go home and takes Vicodin to help with the pain. The next day, she experiences a sore throat, pain and tightening in her chest, before collapsing in the early evening. A friend at the house calls 911 and West is taken to the hospital, where she is pronounced dead in the emergency room. West dies at 58 years old at the Centinela Freeman hospital. Her doctor:
She was interested in some cosmetic procedures and we had discussed that in order for her to go through with the procedures, which she was a good candidate for, she needed what’s called a medical clearance, which just about anybody over the age of 40 is required to have. Because of Donda’s age, she was required to get some cardiac clearance to make sure her heart is in good shape to go through for the surgery.
Kanye West’s rep:
Kanye West, his family and friends would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and kind words that have come in from across the country since the death of his mother