Plastic Surgeon Frank Ryan Car Crash After Hike

By: Kara Gilmour
Staff Writer
Published: Aug 18, 2021

Plastic surgeon Frank Ryan dies in car crash near Pacific coast.

Plastic surgeon Frank Ryan car crash mourns celebrities. Frank Ryan, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, died Monday from a car crash. Frank Ryan went off a cliff in his car and crashed, the plastic surgeon was famous for transforming Heidi Montag.

Frank Ryan, 50, was a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who is well-known for performing 10 surgeries on Heidi Montag in a single day. In addition, he has done work on stars like Gene Simmons, Vince Neil, Adrianne Curry, Shauna Sand and many other models and beauty queens. The Ventura County medical examiner's office has not released the autopsy reports.

Ryan was trapped in the vehicle with major head injuries. He died at the scene. Just prior to the accident Ryan had been hiking near Malibu with his Border Collie, Jill, and shared a photo on Twitter. He wrote the following message on Twitter hours before his death: "After 25 years of driving by, I finally hiked to the top of the giant sand dune on the pch west malibu. Much harder than it looks! Whew!"

"Ryan's 1995 Jeep Wrangler went off the side of Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu and landed on its roof Monday afternoon," a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said in a statement. "Lifeguards initially tried to help Ryan, to no avail," according to sources at the scene. "I am devastated. 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," Heidi Montag said in a statement.

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