British "king of rhinoplasty" Martin Kelly dies at 42 2008-05-22 10:43:25   Print

Martin Kelly and his wife Hollywood actress Natascha McElhone.(File Photo)
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    BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhuanet) -- British leading plastic surgeon, Martin Kelly, dubbed the "king of rhinoplasty" in celebrity circles, died after he collapsed at his home, according to UK media reports Thursday.

    Kelly, 42, husband of Hollywood actress Natascha McElhone, died of a suspected heart attack after being found in the doorway of his west London home on Tuesday night by a friend.

    Kelly and McElhone have two young sons Theodore, eight, and Otis, five.

    McElhone, 36, who is pregnant with the couple's third child, was filming in Los Angeles when she received the news and is flying home with their children.

    McElhone has starred in films including "The Other Boleyn Girl," "The Truman Show" and the series "Californication."

    Kelly was pronounced dead on arrival at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where he worked as a consultant plastic surgeon.

    Kelly's father-in-law Roy Greenslade said family, friends and colleagues were in "complete shock" at the death of "a truly magnificent man."

    "As well as being a brilliant doctor, he painted, wrote his own music (and was] a great sportsman. He was just terrific and a true Renaissance man," Greenslade added.

    Peter Butler, Kelly's friend for more than 12 years, also a consultant plastic surgeon, said his death was "a massive loss," adding, "He was one of the most capable plastic surgeons Britain has ever produced."


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