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Woman dies during butt implant surgery by same doctor Kim Kardashian threatened to sue: report

Posted: 1:39 PM, Mar 26, 2015
Updated: 2015-03-26 13:55:06-04
Evita Nicole Sarmonikas, 29, of Australia, died during surgery for buttock implants in Mexico (GoFundMe/Facebook)

Evita Nicole Sarmonikas, 29, of Australia, died during surgery for buttock implants in Mexico (GoFundMe/Facebook)

MEXICALI, Mexico (PIX11) — An Australian woman who was reportedly in Mexico for butt implant surgery died on the operation table — and new information reveals the surgeon is the same one who was once threatened to be sued by Kim Kardashian.

Evita Nicole Sarmonikas, 29, died on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest during surgery at the Hospital Quirurgico del Valle in Mexicali, Mexico, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The plastic surgeon was identified as Victor Ramirez. Ramirez was involved in a legal dispute with Kardashian in 2012 after allegedly using a picture of her on a billboard to promote his business.

The billboard showed Kardashian in a bikini, with the slogan, “Don’t risk your beauty or your health.” Kardashian threatened legal action, because he did not ask to use her photo and she has always denied having implants.

Sarmonikas’ family has set up a GoFundMe account to cover the expenses of bringing the body of their loved one home.