Heavy D's Cause of Death a Blood Clot in Lung

Heavy D Cause of Death: Blood Clot in Lung
Heavy D in October
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12/27/2011 01:45PM

Much-loved rapper Heavy D, who collapsed and died suddenly on Nov. 8, fell victim to a pulmonary embolism – a blood clot in his lung – among other ailments, according to a coroner's officer's report released Tuesday.

Heavy D (real name: Dwight Arrington Meyers), 44, had collapsed outside his Beverly Hills condo after he suffered difficulty breathing while returning from a morning shopping trip, police said at the time. He later died at Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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.

The coroner's report also stated, "manner of death: natural."

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