Coroner Releases Cause of Death for Rapper

Dec 27, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The coroner has determined the cause of death for a rapper who died suddenly on Nov. 8, People magazine reports. According to the coroner’s report released today, the death of Heavy D was caused by a pulmonary embolism — a blood clot in his lung — in combination with other ailments.

Heavy D, whose real name was Dwight Arrington Meyers, collapsed outside his Beverly Hills condominium following a shopping trip. He was found on the steps and died later that day at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

The story adds: “Besides the blood clot, which likely formed over the course of a long plane ride, the influential ’90s rapper also suffered from heart disease and deep leg vein thrombosis, according to Craig Harvey, chief of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner.”

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