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Kanye West's Mother Dead After Cosmetic Procedure

Kanyewest_andmother_diedphotos.jpgThe mother of Grammy-Nominated hip-hop star Kanye West died of complications related to a cosmetic surgical procedure on Saturday, November 10th at the age of 58. The LA County Coroner's office said it would perform an autopsy on West later this week to determine the exact cause of death.

At the time of reporting, it was not immediately clear what type of cosmetic procedure had been performed on Dr. West, who helped manage her son's businesses and educational foundation after retiring in 2004 after 30 years as an English professor at Chicago State University. Paramedics responded to a 911 call around 7:35pm on Saturday night when she stopped breathing. According to a hospital representative, they attempted to resuscitate her, but were unsuccessful. She was then transported to Centinela Freeman Hospital in Marina del Rey where she was pronounced dead around 8:30 PM that night.

There are reports that state West had approached a plastic surgeon months ago about a procedure but declined because of a pre-existing medical condition. It is not known at the time of this reporting the exact said medical condition that concerned this surgeon.

The surgery was not performed at the hospital where she died. It is not immediately clear where she had the surgery, or what the procedure was for.

The Kanye West Foundation referred calls to a publicist who did not immediately respond to messages for comment.

Kanye West flew home to Los Angeles from London on Sunday to be with family members.

Our hearts go out to Kanye West and his family.