Dr. Frank Ryan’s Pals Recall Him as Angel & Ladies’ Man

Dr. Frank Ryan and Heidi Montag

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08/18/2010 AT 7:00 AM ET

Heidi Montag did not attend her doctor Frank Ryan’s candlelight vigil in Malibu Tuesday night, but the thoughts she Tweeted earlier about her plastic surgeon – who died in a car crash Monday – were echoed by several at the ceremony: Dr. Ryan was “an angel.”

“I think about how many people were touched by [going to his] Bony Pony Ranch,” said a woman involved in helping with the Dr. Ryan Foundation, which benefited the less fortunate. “Part of his legacy will be the people he never treated – the people who never came into Beverly Hills.”

“I’m devastated,” Lawonna Rashad, also connected to Ryan’s charity, told PEOPLE. “I’ve known him for nine years. An angel has been taken away from me. His circle was Beverly Hills and Malibu, but it was also South Central and Compton.”


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