Billionaire diamond trader, Ehud Arye Laniado, died during a penis enlargement operation in the clinic of an unnamed plastic surgeon on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris.
Complications during surgery were fatal for the Belgian-Israeli national when he suffered a heart attack after a substance was injected into his penis.
The billionaire, got into trouble with the authorities in 2013 when he faced claims for $5.2 billion from the Belgian authorities for tax evasion on diamonds illegally imported from Congo and Angola.
Laniado’s company, Omega Diamonds, which is based in the Belgian city of Antwerp, where most of the world’s top diamond traders operate, confirmed his passing. A statement read:
“Farewell to a visionary businessman. It is with great sadness that we confirm that our founder Ehud Arye Laniado has passed away.”
Laniado reportedly suffered from a Napoleon Complex, due his short stature.
An old friend of Laniado said that Laniado was
“always focused on his appearance and how others perceived him.”
He reportedly owned the most expensive penthouse in Monaco worth over $39.4 million, as well as a house in Bel Air.
A friend said:
“In Antwerp, it turned out that he did have some talents. Internationally, he was one of the biggest experts in valuing raw diamonds.”
In 2015, Laniado sold the world’s most expensive diamond, called the Blue Moon of Josephine, to Hong Kong businessman and convicted felon Joseph Lau Luen Hung for approx. $48.4 million. (Hung?)
I don’t want to be a dick (?) about this, but whatever his achievements or failures, when you die during penis enlargement surgery, the headline isn’t going to be about diamonds.
(Photos, YouTube; via Fox News)