According to TMZ, Ryan’s Jeep steered off the Pacific Coast Highway and landed on the rocks below. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Even more sad, PEOPLE magazine is reporting today that Ryan, 50, was texting right before crash. His ex-girlfriend, Charmaine Blake, tells PEOPLE he was sending a Twitter message about his border collie right before the fatal car accident.
“He lived up in Malibu on a tiny street and he was texting while driving and he accidentally went over the cliff,” says Charmaine, also confirming to PEOPLE that investigators told Ryan’s family his Tweeting caused the accident.
As for Heidi, the Hills star had the following to say upon hearing the news of Ryan’s passing. “I am devastated to hear the news of Dr. Frank Ryan’s death,” she wrote on her Twitter. “He was the most amazing person I have ever known. He was an angel and changed my life and the lives of everyone he met. He was the most brilliant talented surgeon who will ever exist. Dr. Frank Ryan changed the world.”
RIP to Dr. Ryan, and let’s keep our fingers crossed that Speidi won’t exploit this to get publicity for themselves.
It’s becoming difficult to keep up with Heidi Montag and her lies. First she claimed her mom was upset over her multiple plastic surgeries (Heidi, 23, had breast implants, a brow lift, botox in her forehead, a nose job revision, fat injections in her cheeks, a chin reduction, neck liposuction and had her ears pinned back.), however she is now singing a different tune by revealing her plans to get her mother plastic surgery.
In a new interview with Nightline, the liarHills star completely backtracks on her past comments and even claims her mom was well aware of her plans to have 10 cosmetic procedures in one day. “I’ve had this conversation with her several times. So I think she knew,” she says. “I already heard what she had to say.”
Heidi says the only thing she didn’t tell her mother was the date of her surgery because she “didn’t want it to be a circus. And I didn’t want it to be crazy media outside my house.”
And we can be sure to expect some mommy daughter plastic surgery bonding in the near future as Heidi reveals her plans to get her mother under the knife. “Actually, she was excited for me and she’s asking me … for her surgery next,” says Heidi. “So for Mother’s Day, I have to ask [surgeon] Dr. Frank Ryan if he’ll do the mommy makeover.”