• Germany's news in English
 

Porn star dies after heart attack during breast enlargement

Published: 21 Jan 2011 09:40 GMT+01:00

The 23-year-old had been in a coma for nine days after complications during the surgery to increase her breast size from an F to a G cup. She died on Thursday, spokesperson for the Hamburg state prosecutor’s office Wilhelm Möllers confirmed.

Prosecutors continue to investigate the 54-year-old anaesthesiologist and the 49-year-old surgeon who performed the operation on suspicion of negligent homicide.

“We will conduct an autopsy,” Möllers said, declining to give further details in the case.

Last year, Cora, from the Hamburg district of Rahlstedt, became famous as a member of the 10th season of the reality programme Big Brother. She spent 43 days in the Big Brother house. She received the award for “Best Amateur 2010” at last year’s Venus erotic industry trade fair.

Media reports last week said evidence of a possible offence was provided to police by a paramedic. Medical equipment and medications were seized by police at the scene and expert medical investigators had been called in.

According to daily Bild, the young woman wanted to increase the size of her silicon breast enhancements from 500 grammes to 800 grammes each. She went to the Alster Clinic, a plastic surgery clinic in Hamburg.

A paramedic filed a report to police that a resuscitation had been performed either too late or incorrectly, according to the paper.

Cora’s agent, Daniel Schiemann told Bild: “She suffered a second heart attack in the ambulance.”

DAPD/The Local/ka

The Local (news@thelocal.de)

Your comments about this article

12:08 January 21, 2011 by pepsionice
The sad thing here...is that the German government will now drag out a bunch of experts and start talking about government regulations over bust enlargements. Some expert will demand that women are to be limited to one size-up enlargments and then some national debate will carry on....with folks sitting there on Sunday night's political chat show....talking about how the government needs to make regulations to limit busts. Old guys will sit up till 9:45 and watch the political discussion and then start talking to their 70-year old wife about getting such an enlargement. The whole nation will go into debate over how big....is big?
12:09 January 21, 2011 by William Thirteen
tragic. no one should perish because of medical incompetence but it takes on an added sadness when it is someone so young and with so much life ahead of them.
12:26 January 21, 2011 by xx.weirich.xx
Comment removed by The Local for breach of our terms.
12:36 January 21, 2011 by compote
[I am not as callous as the previous post, really!]

'Cora', was simply a member of the cattle (a human, which is a colourable man, a ward of the State, the BRD), who used cattle-medicine (sub-standard procedures). Looks like she made low-grade porn, besides.

When people start waking up to who they are and practising true self-government, these problems largely go away, as people stop treating themselves and others like meat. Unfortunately, there are a lot of cattle who read this comment, and do not like the idea of self-responsibility to the fullest extent possible. They would rather some corporate agents intervene (the BRD is a for-profit corporation with unpublished shareholders, likely the same people who own the FED, see dnb.com).

This unwillingness, to manage one's own affairs, leads to chains of irresponsibility that come to haunt those who receive the irresponsible medical treatment: NOTE: Cora's doctor/surgeon was LICENSED under a scheme under the BRD.

Put two and two together.. The BRD is a cattle-management system. People who die under it are considered, as Kissinger, a mouthpiece of the bankers said, 'Useless eaters.'
20:13 January 21, 2011 by fair1day
Cora is busy now answering for what she choose.
21:19 January 21, 2011 by wxman
So many things wrong here, not the least of which is our cold twisted entertainment society that uses human beings like objects to enrich themselves. We also have a young attractive woman with apparently no sense of self or self love. A naive stupid person who would let others tell her what to do without any sense of true purpose, self determination or apparently self preservation.
22:17 January 21, 2011 by iseedaftpeople
@fair1day

"Cora is busy now answering for what she choose."

just taking a wild guess here, you are saying she went to hell for being a porn actress in her life?

I was wondering when the first judgemental moralist bible-thumpers would start homing in on this news story...

I have seen some of her porn movies, she wasn't that great, but let's show some respect.
04:07 January 22, 2011 by wood artist
This whole situation is sad.

Yes, if there is really medical malpractice here, it should be pursued.

However, I think the real issue is the whole situation. Setting aside personal freedoms, why does anyone need to have 6 elective surgeries, especially the continual increase in breast size. Not only should her own motives be questioned, but why would a competent doctor agree to keep doing this?

At some point, the medical profession needs to supply some common sense, even if the patient doesn't have any. Cosmetic surgery is seldom "necessary" and the dangers therein are just as real as any other operation.

This brings a whole new level of meaning to "dumb blonde."

wa
20:36 January 22, 2011 by xx.weirich.xx
I'm callous I have a problem with nasty people like this?! Really? Geesh I guess maybe ALL women should go out and make themselves into "porn stars" now because that's the way to be! People like that chick are exactly why men treat their wife/girlfriend like a sextoy- because it's parently okay to.

And by the way- the term "porn star" is a euphemism for the word whore. :|
00:46 January 23, 2011 by Prufrock2010
Human compassion is overflowing here. Weirich, you take the prize.
01:10 January 23, 2011 by teutonic-knight
porn destorys women, family and society. The parasites who create porn are cowards who hope to destory the country from within by destroying women which is the primary key for a healthy family. Porn has to be abolished. Porn makes women into the product for the lowest of parasites on this earth. Abolish porn. Value women for their hearts and create a healthy strong country to help mankind once more.
14:47 January 23, 2011 by DavidtheNorseman
Well put teutonic-knight. While this whole case over the young woman's death is ironically tragic on a Shakesperian scale it isn't the shameful pornography industry which will be held to account...the movie rights are I'm sure already being sold portraying the industry as full of gentle, caring folk bravely soldering on in the face of societal misunderstanding (diametrically opposed to the realities)...the attempt to regularize "Sex Trade Work" will at the current pace soon mean you'll be required to report to a pimp for raping to get your unemployment benefits and a return, at least functionally, to slavery.........
10:07 January 24, 2011 by deusvult
@knight - how bout prostitution? Supposedly the oldest profession after Soldier - followed closely by religious leader, no doubt.
Today's headlines
Far left activists attack immigration office
Photo: DPA

Far left activists attack immigration office

Far-left extremists attacked an immigration office in Leipzig early on Friday morning. It was the second targeted attack on an official building in the city in recent months. READ  

Steinmeier: Armenia wasn't genocide
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Photo:DPA

Steinmeier: Armenia wasn't genocide

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier insisted on Friday that calling Armenian massacres genocide risks belittling the Holocaust, after President Joachim Gauck broke a taboo by using the word on Thursday. READ  

Schumacher Jr launches Formula race career
Mick Schumacher on test day earlier in April. Photo: DPA

Schumacher Jr launches Formula race career

Michael Schumacher's 16-year-old son starts his Formula Four career this weekend, under the pressure of living up to the famous family name of the seven-time Formula One world champion. READ  

Property of the week
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Photo: Mr Lodge

In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

A highly sought-after location, great connection to public transport, and a very stylish interior – Does that sound good to you? Then you’ll love this week’s property! READ  

Germany's most polluted cities
The sun rises behind a coal-burning power station in Lower Saxony. Photo: DPA

Germany's most polluted cities

The Federal Environment Ministry has named the most polluted places around the country, with Stuttgart claiming the undesirable title of Germany's most polluted city. READ  

Göring's daughter fails in bid to win father's assets
Edda Göring photographed in 1942. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Göring's daughter fails in bid to win father's assets

The Bavarian government rejected on Thursday an attempt by Hermann Göring's daughter to win back her father's assets, which the government seized in 1948. READ  

Tugce accused admits to delivering fatal blow
Tugce Albayrak's death shocked Germany. Photo:DPA

Tugce accused admits to delivering fatal blow

When 22-year-old Tugce Albayrak was fatally beaten in a MacDonald's car park in November 2014, Germany was left in a state of shock. On the first day of her attacker's trial he admits to 'boxing her on the ear.' READ  

Prosecutors want info on spies' help to US
Gerhard Schindler, head of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), Germany's foreign intelligence agency. Photo: DPA

Prosecutors want info on spies' help to US

Federal prosecutors have asked for access on files from the Bundestag (German parliament) inquiry into mass surveillance, after news that German spies helped the US eavesdrop on European leaders and businesses. READ  

Greece bailout
Merkel and Tsipras tight-lipped on Brussels talks
Chancellor Merkel and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. Photo:DPA

Merkel and Tsipras tight-lipped on Brussels talks

Chancellor Merkel and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras met in Brussles on Thursday in what the Chancellor described as “constructive” talks. READ  

Mediterranean migrant crisis
EU leaders triple rescue mission funds
EU leaders meet for migration summit in Brussels on April 23rd. Photo: DPA.

EU leaders triple rescue mission funds

Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to send two navy ships for search and rescue efforts as EU leaders agreed on a plan in Brussels on Thursday to curb the soaring number of migrants dying as they seek a better life in Europe. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Gallery
German beer day: take the tour
Features
Off to Norway at 18 km/hour
Shutterstock
Sponsored Article
10 things you didn’t know about Zagreb (and why you should go)
Gallery
The smileys Germans love to text
Sponsored Article
What expat parents should ask before choosing a school
National
Expats face Monday deadline to register to vote for UK election
Politics
A Greek learning politics in Germany
Features
The battle of the "Gates of Berlin"
National
Germany's favourite baby names of 2014
National
Germany's 'very poor' lobbying record
National
VIDEO: Mario Draghi suffers anti-ECB confetti attack
Politics
Merkel's 15 years at the top of German politics
Features
Spice up asparagus season with The Local's serving suggestions
Travel
Lowest of the low: how woman exploited Germanwings crash
Sport
Football and the €30,000 firework
Technology
Why scientists oppose killer robots
National
Germanwings co-pilot 'searched suicide info'
Technology
Electrifying 'Ostalgia'
National
Which city is Germany's worst for drivers?
National
'Cannibal cop' gets 8 years
Can the 'nightmare' of a pilot downing a plane be prevented?
National
LIVE: Co-pilot suspected of crashing plane
Pupils mourn lost classmates
National
Freed after 25 years on death row
National
Cologne Cathedral returns from space
Features
Paddy's Day, Berlin style
Is your workload 'out of control'? You're not alone...
National
Why east Germans are happy to get it on on camera
National
What would you do with a 250-year-old pretzel?
Features
Just why is the German flag Schwarz, Rot, Gold?
Business & Money
Getting German workers and bosses thinking positive
National
Uplifting thoughts to get you through the last week of winter
National
Who wants the Olympics more - Hamburg or Berlin?
National
Last-minute drama of Germany's Eurovision 2015 entry
National
German photographer takes world's top prize
Features
Meet the woman getting Germans to drink more – and better – beer
Gallery
Get inspired for International Women's Day with German heroes
Green party proposes first-ever cannabis legalization plan
Gallery
In pictures: Germany's seven most livable cities
National
Singapore canes Germans for train graffiti
Politics
Surprise! Germans love feeling like they run the EU
Politics
Anger over plan to show women what men earn
Travel
Munich tram fans bicker over new bell
Features
Kafka: puzzling translators 100 years on
Business & Money
France or Germany: Which country really is the best country to work in?
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

Latest news from The Local in Sweden

More news from Sweden at thelocal.se

7,216
jobs available
Toytown Germany
Germany's English-speaking crowd