Read and Listen: Kanye's Mom Couldn't Be Saved, Despite Efforts

Read and Listen: Kanye's Mom Couldn't Be Saved, Despite Efforts

Published February 11, 2008

Posted Dec. 18, 2007 – At least two women tried performing CPR to save the mother of rapper Kanye West. Recordings of emergency phone calls released Monday reveal that Donda West had a heart attack and stopped breathing.

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An unidentified woman caller is heard describing the retired Chicago professor as "cold and clammy."

 The same woman tells a dispatcher that she and another unidentified woman had both performed life-saving procedures. West, 58, was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead on Nov. 10.

Her death is believed to be connected to complications from cosmetic surgery she underwent a day earlier.

CLICK HERE to listen to the dramatic 911 tape.  Warning:  the content is graphic!

Written by BET-Staff

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