The cause of 90’s rapper Heavy D has finally been revealed. After previous reports linked the 44-year-old’s death to pneumonia during his untimely passing, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office full autopsy report, revealed on Tuesday, December 27, confirm that he died of a blood clot in his lung.
Chief coroner Craig Harvey uncovered that “Nuttin’ But Love” hitmaker suffered from a deep vein thrombosis that resulted in the pulmonary embolism, a blockage of arteries in the lungs because of blood clots. The blood clots were likely formed during his flight back to Los Angeles from London.
Medical examiners also concluded that heart disease might be another contributing factor to Heavy’s death, which manner is ruled as “natural.” The coroner also took note that the toxicology tests showed that the cough syrup the rapper taken to treat symptoms related to pneumonia was not a factor.
Heavy D, real name is Dwight Arrington Myers, died on November 8.