Ehud Arye Laniado died at the age of 65 years in the clinic of an unnamed plastic surgeon on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the French capital Paris, reports say.
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A billionaire diamond merchant, died during a penis enlargement surgery in a chic Parisian clinic, it was reported.
Ehud Arye Laniado died at the age of 65 years in the clinic of an unnamed plastic surgeon on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the French capital, Paris.
According to local media, complications during the operation proved fatal to the Belgian-Israeli dual nationality and he got a heart attack when a substance is injected into his penis.
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The billionaire, whose exact fortune is not generally known, came into problems with the authorities in 2013.
He was confronted with a claim for £4 billion (approx. $5.2 billions) of the Belgian government for tax evasion on diamonds illegally imported from Congo and Angola, the Belgian GVA reported.
Laniado allegedly to prevent tax evasion trial by agreeing to pay £137.7.
However, if the Belgian customs office suspected him of lying or giving incomplete information about a number of the imported diamonds from Angola and Congo, and still claimed £4 billion and € 1.7 million (approx. $2.2 billion) fine.
Although the two judge dismissed the Belgian customs office of the claim, a court of appeal ordered a new trial with Laniado by the court to appear on March 14.
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Laniado the company Omega Diamonds, which is based in the Belgian city of Antwerp, where most of the world’s top diamond traders operate, confirmed his death.
A statement read: “Farewell to a visionary businessman. It is with great sadness that we confirm that our founder Ehud Arye Laniado is death.”
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According to reports in the media, Laniado suffer from a so-called Napoleon complex due to his small stature.
An old friend of Laniado, who wished to remain anonymous, said he was known as “The Argentine” Omega Diamonds “because he looked like a tango dancer”.
The old friend said Laniado is “always focused on his appearance and how others saw him”.
According to Laniado friends, the only time that he forgot about his short height was when he asked his accountant to read his bank statement, something he did several times a day, it was reported.
Laniado allegedly the property of the most expensive penthouse in Monaco a value of more than £30 million (approx. $39.4 million) as well as a house in the plush L. A. suburb of Bel Air, where he loved to drink bottles of Chateau Margaux with models and celebrities.
According to local media, Laniado not to go to the university and he began his career as a masseuse at the Hilton hotel in Tel Aviv.
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A friend said: “In Antwerp, it turned out that he had a number of talents. Internationally, he was one of the biggest experts in the valuation of rough diamonds.”
In 2015, Laniado sold the world’s most expensive diamond called the Blue Moon by Josephine to Hong Kong businessman and convicted felon Joseph Lau Lungs Suspended for € 36.8 million (approx. $48.4 million).
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