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Kanye West's Mother Donda West Dies After Plastic Surgery

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Kanye West's Mother Donda West Dies After Plastic Surgery
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November 2007

Hip-hop star Kanye West's beloved mother, Dr. Donda West, is dead at the young age of 58, according to The Sun Times. Donda was pronounced dead in a Los Angeles hospital and her publicist gave a brief confirmation. Patricia Green told BBC News Donda passed away "as the result of complications from a cosmetic surgical procedure."

In addition to raising a son, Donda was chairman of Chicago State University's english department. She even headed up Kanye's foundation to prevent students from dropping out. A spokesperson asked that their privacy be respected during this time.

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