A British socialite freaked out after having plastic surgery, stripped naked and jumped to her death off a Beverly Hills high rise last week, authorities said.
Sandra D’Auriol, 53, who used to work for jeweler Asprey – a favorite
of the royal family – had undergone a facelift last Tuesday and woke up
the following morning “agitated and aggressive,” according to
investigators who believe she might have had a bad reaction to
D’Auriol took off her clothes and went to the roof of the Camden
Medical Arts building, at 414 N. Camden Drive, on Wednesday morning,
She sat there for three hours, dangling her feet off the edge. Police
negotiators tried to reason with D’Auriol before she took the fatal
The mother of two was based in Hong Kong.
She had gone under the knife of famed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon
Dr. Brian Novack, a Tinseltown nip-tuck veteran who has worked on Demi
Moore and other A-Listers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
D’Auriol was on the board of directors of the Child Welfare Scheme, a Hong Kong charity dedicated to helping poor kids in Nepal.
“It was a tragic incident,” former CWS colleague Avi Rai told The Daily Mail.
“It has been a very difficult time for her family. She was British
and married with two children. It would not be appropriate for me to say
anything more as the death is still under investigation.”
D’Auriol, who had lived in Hong Kong since 1983, was born to British
parents in India and grew up in Singapore and Ibiza, according to her
“Every season, she creates one-of-a-kind jewelry which is exhibited
in various cities such as London, Paris, New York, Milan, and others,”
the charity profile said.
“She has been involved with CWS since 1999 and despite being a
wonderful and busy mother, wife and friend, she always has plenty of
time to help anyone in need.”