A billionaire diamond trader,Ehud Arye Laniado, 65,has died during a pen*s enlargement operation at a posh clinic in Paris .
Laniado’s company, Omega Diamonds, which is based in the Belgian city of Antwerp, confirmed his dead.
The Belgian-Israeli billionaire, whose exact fortune is not publicly known, was in trouble with the authorities in 2013 along with his business partner Sylvain Goldberg.
Laniado, was at an unidentified private clinic on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the French capital on Saturday when complications during surgery proved fatal after a substance was injected into his pen*s
Laniado reportedly owned the most expensive penthouse in Monaco worth over 30 million pounds 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.
A statement from the firm said: ‘Farewell to a visionary businessman. It is with great sadness that we confirm that our founder Ehud Arye Laniado has passed away.’
According to an old friend, Laniado was always insecure about his body. The friend who wished to remain anonymous said that Laniado, who was short in stature, was “always focused on his appearance and how others perceived him”.
The diamond expert, who started his career in Africa in his early 20s, appeared not to go to university and first worked as a masseuse at the Hilton hotel in Tel Aviv.
The friend also stated that the only time Laniado forgot about his short height was when he asked his accountant to read out his bank statement, something which he did multiple times a day.After living an exceptional life Ehud will be brought back home to Israel as his final resting place.