Frank Ryan

Dr. Frank Ryan was killed in an automobile accident. Photo: Getty Images

Our friends over at PopEater reveal the latest in plastic surgery news.

Dr. Frank Ryan, 50, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon known for his Heidi Montag makeover and work on stars like Gene Simmons, Vince Neil, Adrianne Curry, and Shauna Sand, was killed in a car accident yesterday afternoon.

TMZ reports that Ryan's Jeep went off the side of the Pacific Coast Highway, smashing onto some rocks.

"Lifeguards initially tried to help Ryan, to no avail," TMZ writes. Ryan was trapped in the vehicle with major head injuries; he died at the scene.

Before the accident, Ryan had been hiking near Malibu with his Border Collie, Jill.

Ryan was the surgeon who famously performed ten surgeries on Heidi Montag in one day last November. He was also the man who told her she was "cut off" and couldn't possibly sustain any more cosmetic work.

L.A.-based model Caitlin O'Connor mourned the loss of Ryan on Twitter on Tuesday morning:


"Oh my! Friend and plastic surgeon Dr Frank Ryan died yesterday in a terrible car crash. I was supposed to see him Thursday morning."

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