Bright Times News: According to a report from the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner and an autopsy report that people’s health obtained, Thomas, 58, passed away on March 22 as a result of a collapsed lung that had been pierced the day before during elective surgery. The cause of death was listed as accidental.
The cause of death according to the autopsy was “Pneumothorax due to perforated parietal pleura during liposuction with autologous fat reinjection surgery.”
The parietal pleura, a membrane attached to the inner surface of the chest wall by connective tissue, controls the production and removal of pleural fluid primarily. According to the autopsy, Thomas’s lung collapsed as a result of his surgeon puncturing the membrane during the fat transfer procedure for a breast lift following the removal of breast implants.
She had left Nashville for Jupiter, Florida, where she underwent liposuction and had Bafitis plastic surgery to get her old breast implants removed. She was given the all-clear for the surgeries by a doctor at home, according to the Medical Examiner’s findings.
Both a Williams spokeswoman and a representative for Bafitis Plastic Surgery failed to react right away when People asked for comment.
According to sources, he left the hospital on March 21 at about 7:00 pm and was brought to a rehabilitation center. The following day, Thomas was “sitting in bed, speaking normally” when she “suddenly” stopped responding.
After being taken to a nearby hospital, Thomas passed away there, according to the report.
According to the Medical Examiner’s report, Thomas’ surgeon declared his pulse to be normal and prescribed the anticoagulant Lovenox.
Seven more findings are listed in the postmortem report, including minor coronary artery disease, mild brain inflammation, and liver fatty transformation (which, like Thomas, is a common finding among people with a history of alcoholism).
She and Williams, the 73-year-old son of the late country legend Hank Williams, met at one of his concerts in 1985 and were married in 1990. They share a daughter Katherine, who died in a car accident in 2020, and a son Samuel, a musician.