's late mother ignored the advice of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon in the weeks before her death - and that decision may have cost her her life. Scholar Donda West
died as the result of possible complications from a cosmetic surgical procedure in a Marina Del Rey, California hospital on Saturday. But her death could have been avoided - if she'd heeded cosmetic surgeon Dr. Andre Aboolian's advice. He claims West met with him to discuss breast reduction and a tummy tuck, and he refused to undertake the procedure, citing a medical condition. He tells TV news show Access Hollywood
, "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... She had a condition that was of concern. I spoke to her about two weeks ago and she was supposed to see the internist for the medical clearance... but she never followed through, as far as I know. Stuff like this does happen here and there and surgery is not to be taken lightly. You have to take the right precautions and you have to prepare for it."