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Billionaire Diamond Trader Dies During Penis Enlargement Surgery

The saying that money can’t buy everything has often been proved true when the lives of the rich and famous have been lost despite the huge amounts of money in their kitties. No amount of money has been able to stop death from reaching out to embrace the rich, and the recent news of the sudden demise of billionaire diamond trader, Ehud Arye Laniado during a penis enlargement surgery has just proved it.

65 year old Laniado was undergoing the surgery at a clinic on the Avenue des Champs-Elysess in Paris when the procedure resulted in a fatal heart attack. His company Omega Diamonds released a statement detailing his death but the names of the clinic and the doctor involved have not been made public.

The company statement which was released a week ago stated.

“Farewell to a visionary businessman. It is with great sadness that we confirm that our founder Ehud Arye Laniado has passed away. After living an exceptional life Ehud will be brought back home to Israel as his final resting place. He will be dearly missed by us all.”

His company Omega Diamonds is based in the city of Antwerp, Belgium where he started out as a diamond trader. Antwerp is famed for having the headquarters of some of the world’s top diamond producers. It is also the city where 84% of the world’s diamonds allegedly pass through.

Prior to becoming one of the biggest diamond traders in the world, Laniado was a masseuse at the Hilton hotel in Tel Aviv. A visit to Antwerp lured him into the world of diamonds where he became extremely successful.

According to a friend of his, “In Antwerp, it turned out that he did have some talents. Internationally, he was one of the biggest experts in valuing raw diamonds.”

In 2015, the diamond merchant sold the most expensive diamond in the world to Joseph Lau Luen Hung, a businessman and convicted felon from Hong Kong. The Blue Moon of Josephine was sold to him for a whopping sum of $48.4 million (£ 36.8 million).

Laniado has also been known to have owned a £ 30 million penthouse in Monaco, and a house in the LA suburb of Bel Air where he rubbed shoulders with celebrities and models.

However, despite his billions Laniado often suffered from an inferiority complex of sorts and was very insecure about his appearance, especially his height. He would apparently ask his accountant to read out his bank statement aloud a few times every day just to reassure him of how big he was in the real world.

Laniado and his business partner Sylvain Goldberg ran into trouble with the Belgian authorities for alleged tax evasion in 2013 and has been in a legal battle with the authorities ever since. The duo managed to avoid a tax evasion trial by agreeing to pay a settlement of 160 million euros to the government. However, the authorities weren’t satisfied as they felt that the duo had lied and given incomplete information about diamonds that had been imported from Congo and Angola and claimed that the company still owed about 6 billion euros in fines and taxes.

Despite these claims being dismissed by two courts, a new trial was ordered by an appeals court. Laniado was supposed to make an appearance in court on March 14.


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