Donda West, Kanye West's mom, died late Saturday evening in a Los Angeles hospital. Her publicist stated to news outlets that she died from complications of cosmetic surgery. The coroner confirmed that surgical complications are the likely cause of death, and an autopsy is scheduled for this week. 911 responded to a call saying that Donda was not breathing.
TMZ reported Donda West, Kanye's mom, 'may have died as a result of a "combined procedure."
TMZ also reports that 911 was called to Donda's home Saturday night. An unresponsive Donda was taken to an ER and pronounced dead an hour later.
Late Monday evening Kayne West released a statement that read in part:
Kanye West, his family and friends would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and kind words that have come in from across the country since the death of his mother, Dr. Donda West.
The family asks for donations to West's foundation in lieu of flowers. Funeral arrangements are still pending.