Heavy D - Heavy D's Death Caused By Blood Clot Condition

Veteran rap icon Heavy D died as a result of a blocked artery in his lungs, a coroner has ruled.
The heavyweight hip-hop star, real name Dwight Arrington Myers, passed away on 8 November (11) after collapsing outside his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was 44.
An autopsy performed by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has now identified the cause of death as a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis, a blood clot condition which can occur during long haul flights.
The rapper had returned from Europe, where he had performed at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales, just days before his passing.
The coroner also noted that Heavy D had been suffering from heart disease.
Initially, it was reported that the rapper and actor suffered from pneumonia, and that the illness may have been the cause of his death. A toxicology report found the presence of medication in Heavy D's system, but it was at a therapeutic level.
Craig Harvey, chief of the Los Angeles County department of coroner, tells the Los Angeles Times, "He was treating himself with cough syrup, but it was not contributory (to his death)."


Contactmusic

Tags: Heavy D


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

"Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer" Reaches Viral Status: Most Watched Trailer Of 2014

If you’re not a Fifty Shades of Grey fan, that’s ok, apparently the...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other

Recently, Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that he thought Kiefer Sutherland was ‘the most...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other

Introducing Magic, The Band Behind This Summer's Hit, 'Rude'

You've heard the song on the radio. People are humming it anywhere...

Introducing Magic, The Band Behind This Summer's Hit, 'Rude'

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

What happens when three of the biggest names in pop music all have...

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

Everybody Wants A Piece of Chris Pratt, Guardian of The Galaxy

It’s been a well-documented rise to fame for Chris Pratt – the guy who used...

Everybody Wants A Piece of Chris Pratt, Guardian of The Galaxy

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con may be over but the buzz surrounding its contents is only just...

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014
Advertisement

Sharks And Absurdity Descend On NYC In "Sharknado 2: The Second One"

As unfortunate as the idea of Sharknado 2 sounds, it’s happening. Let that...

Tara Reid - Sharks And Absurdity Descend On NYC In

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Scuffle

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber are reported to have clashed on a night out on the island of Ibiza...

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Scuffle

Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Spotted Together At Film

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were seen together at a movie screening on Monday...

Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Spotted Together At Film


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Heavy D Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Heavy D

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All