It was mid-August, 2010 when Doctor Frank Ryan, the well-known cosmetic surgeon in Hollywood, decided he was smart enough to do a little texting while maneuvering his Jeep along a Malibu cliff. Unfortunately, he wasn’t. Los Angeles Police investigators later informed the Ryan family that at the time of his death, the famous physician was Tweeting out comments about his dog as he rounded some pretty treacherous curves.
You just can’t make this stuff up.
Ryan, age 50, was driving a Jeep Wrangler that day, which suddenly veered off Pacific Coast Highway on a Monday afternoon and flipped down an embankment covered with boulders toward the ocean. The Jeep landed on its roof, and Ryan was declared dead as the result of severe head trauma, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Investigators determined his death was accidental.
In January of the same year, Ryan became the subject of much medical criticism when actress Heidi Montag stated in an interview that the doctor had performed 10 cosmetic surgeries on her in a single, one-day surgery. The operations included liposuction, nose work and breast implants and more.
When asked by reporters whether such extensive plastic surgery work in one session was safe, Ryan said, “My first concern is for the safety of the patient, so I would never push the envelope. Heidi’s a young, healthy girl; she was cleared medically. It was well within the realm of safety.”
He later called Montag’s decision a “calculated business move” by someone trying to make it in Hollywood.
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