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Dr. Ryan's Cause of Death -- Blunt Force Trauma

8/17/2010 3:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Frank Ryan died of "blunt force head injuries" ... this according to the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office ... which just completed an autopsy on the famous surgeon.

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As for toxicology results ... officials tell TMZ the process usually takes "about 8 weeks" before anything can be determined.

As TMZ first reported, Dr. Ryan -- the surgeon who operated on a slew of famous Hollywood stars -- died yesterday after his Jeep veered off Pacific Coast Highway and rolled down a cliff.

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lukebandit    

he took a great picture of his dog looking at the ocean, why didn't he just tweet it after he took it while he was sitting there all relaxed? was he posting it while he was driving?
poor Jill. hope she is doing ok.

1524 days ago
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truth wow    

wow this is sad! he was a great man, and @ truth, wow is that all you care about, karma struck him?

you are pathetic

1524 days ago
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denise    

obviously by some of these comments these people didnt know him. He was one of the best plastic surgeons that would come and see everyone of his patients after surgery and if you were short of cash he would work with you. He has a charity for kids. He was a hardworker. He will be missed. I will miss him from Serenity. It wont be the same. I knew him for 6 years . The last time i saw him he was waving goodbye from room219. he will be missed


denise

1524 days ago
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Kori Constantine    

I was lucky enough to know him and even visit his enchanting Ranch in Malibu a few times. The man was a saint and anyone that knew him was touched by his humble kindness !!! Dr. Ryan was wonderful man with a huge golden heart and he will be missed dearly! I am so heavy with grief that he is gone:(... He was always an angel and its heart breaking he is no longer with us:(
Heaven has him now!!! *RIP* I will never forget your warm smile!

1524 days ago
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Kori Constantine    

I was lucky enough to know him and even visit his enchanting Ranch in Malibu a few times. The man was a saint and anyone that knew him was touched by his humble kindness !!! Dr. Ryan was wonderful man with a huge golden heart and he will be missed dearly! I am so heavy with grief that he is gone:(... He was always an angel and its heart breaking he is no longer with us:(
Heaven has him now!!! *RIP* I will never forget your warm smile!

1524 days ago
36.

Kori Turner    

I was lucky enough to know him and even visit his enchanting Ranch in Malibu a few times. The man was a saint and anyone that knew him was touched by his humble kindness !!! Dr. Ryan was wonderful man with a huge golden heart and he will be missed dearly! I am so heavy with grief that he is gone:(... He was always an angel and its heart breaking he is no longer with us:(
Heaven has him now!!! *RIP* I will never forget your warm smile!

1524 days ago
37.

britta    

who ever wrote # 15 comment ur going to burn in hell!! he may not of been a celebrity but he was still a human being!!!!!!!!!

1524 days ago
38.

pam    

this is a terrible tragedy for his family and friends,people who wrote cruel things like who cares because he was twitting what kind of cold world to we live in?he paid the price if he was but the bottom line is "when did we become so cold about another human"he did alot of charity work" and people did love and care about dr ryan pray for everyone who loved this wonderful man.

1524 days ago
39.

canook    

look at the dog's injuries!
eyes injuries and paw injuries, some head trauma?

if his master was attacked then any dog would protect his master
what if....
dr Ryan was killed -blunt force trauma to head
then killer arrange everything like a car's crash
remember murder of Ruslana Korshunova?
everything is to fast! put into media

1524 days ago
40.

tami    

While I feel for his family, this is just another example of a semi-celebrity thinking the law doesn't apply to him. Thank God the accident didn't involve an innocent bystander, other than the dog.

1524 days ago
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Vinny    

This is sad and kinda creepy that he was posting a pic to Twitter when he died. Nothing to post on Twitter is worth your life. His pic is very eerie..knowing moments later he died. Pple have no souls with the rude comments they leave.

1524 days ago
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Maytee Hanks    

You're a heartless little **** dustin! RIP Dr.RYAN....My condolences to your family.

1524 days ago
43.

Mee    

He could have gotten a safer car.

His car was "TOO OLD" for climbing slopes.

1524 days ago
44.

peanut    

An eyewitness who was driving behind him said he was NOT driving all over the road or speeding. His Jeep just suddenly went off the road. To me, that sounds like maybe a heart attack. I mean, he DID just climb that dune. Maybe it was just too much for his heart to handle ...

1523 days ago
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peanut    

This is to #29 ... LOOK @ THE JEEP HE WAS DRIVING! Apparently he DID have his seatbelt on! When you drive a Jeep with NO ROOF ... a seatbelt isn't going to save you when you flip it over onto rocks. He might have been thrown free of the car (like his dog) if he WASN'T wearing his seatbelt.

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