Celebrity Clients Mourn Dr. Frank Ryan

Celebrity Clients Mourn Dr. Frank Ryan-photo

Stars are mourning the death of Dr. Frank Ryan, the plastic surgeon-to-the-stars who listed Heidi Montag, KISS frontman Gene Simmons and model Janice Dickinson as clients.

Several high-profile patients gathered in Los Angeles Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Dr. Ryan, 50, who died in a car crash Monday after reportedly Tweeting while driving. 

"As we all know, [Frank] was larger than life," Dickinson told People. "He was the Bentley of plastic surgeons. He fixed people, but from the inside out. He loved women, he loved people."

Melissa Rivers said Dickinson tried to persuade her to date Dr. Ryan, who performed procedures on her.

"He didn't care who you were or where you were in your career – he was kind," she said.

Montag, who revamped her entire appearance with 10 procedures from Dr. Ryan last year, took to Twitter to mourn the man she called an "angel" who changed her life:

I am devastated to hear the news of Dr. Frank Ryan's death. He was the most amazing person I have ever known... He was the most brilliant talented surgeon who will ever exist. Dr. Frank Ryan changed the world.

Kendra Wilkinson also lamented Dr. Ryan's death via Twitter, saying he was a "great friend."

KISS rocker Gene Simmons has yet to comment on Ryan's death. He let the cameras of his A&E reality show, Gene Simmons: Family Jewels, film his plastic surgery with the doctor. Watch the clip here:

Dr. Ryan's ex-girlfriend, Charmaine Blake, told People that investigators informed the Ryan family that the surgeon was "texting while driving and...accidentally went over the cliff" on the Pacific Coast Highway. Dr. Ryan's dog, Jill, survived the crash.

"He was the love of my life," Blake said.


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