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What caused Heavy D to Die? Coroners report!

LOS ANGELES — Hip-hop pioneer Heavy D died from a blood clot in his leg that traveled to his lungs after a long flight from Europe, officials said Tuesday.
The Los Angeles County Coroner said deep leg vein thrombosis led to the pulmonary embolism that took the life of the 344-pound entertainer at age 44 last month.
"Yes, (the flight) is the connection. He had reportedly been in London for about six weeks and had returned to LA within the preceding week or so," Craig Harvey, chief coroner investigator, told the Daily News.

Investigators said medications the rapper was taking did not contribute to his collapse outside his Beverly Hills condominium building Nov. 9.
A coroner’s spokesman earlier told The News that Heavy D, whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers, visited a doctor the day before he died, complaining of flu-like symptoms.
A cousin said Heavy D thought he had "a touch of pneumonia" after his travels in England.

The "Now That We Found Love" singer was conscious and talking to first responders but experiencing difficulty breathing when he was rushed to a hospital the day he died.
Raised in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Heavy D rose to stardom in the 1990s as the frontman for Heavy D & the Boys — the group behind a string of hits including "Nuttin But Love."
He also performed the theme song for the 1990s comedy TV series "In Living Color," and took the stage most recently at the BET Awards last fall.

Heavy D eventually segued into acting and scored a cameo role as a security guard in the recently released film "Tower Heist," starring Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller.
"Hev had great love for his family and friends; he was a kind and giving spirit who extended and shared himself with everyone who crossed his path," his grieving family said in a statement before his burial.

They said his "most important triumph" was as a father to his 13-year-old daughter Xea.
"Hev's love for his daughter Xea was profound. She was the center of his life, his heart, his soul," they said. "She embodied every phenomenal attribute that he brought to this world."
Rap mogul Sean (P. Diddy) Combs and the Rev. Al Sharpton attended his private memorial service.
"He was a wonderful human being, who inspired and paved the way for a hip-hop generation," Combs said in a statement.

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Comment by ROSALIND MORROW on January 5, 2012 at 12:42am
He will be deeply miss
Comment by maria reid on December 30, 2011 at 8:56pm


Comment by sharon burke on December 30, 2011 at 8:02am
That's why in the hospital we use an electrical device to stimulate the pt's muscles while they lie in bed for a long time. It's so sad though, I like his energy.
Comment by Connie on December 29, 2011 at 9:48am

@I'm Truly Blessed and Jenny Wu, totally agree and can identify with the stretching of the muscles and frequent bathroom trips on long flights.  Heavy D will be greatly missed.  Big-up to @Brigadier Jerry, love that song "Modern Girl"


Comment by Allwomanhere on December 28, 2011 at 11:28pm


Comment by Jenny Wu on December 28, 2011 at 4:15pm

I wish more people knew the dangers of long flights and what can be done to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis.  I recently went to a trip to China with my family, and I had to keep reminding my aunt and father to walk around the aircraft, bc they both have heart issues.  I don't really need the reminder bc I'm always up using the bathroom.  I hope Heavy's D's death educates people about this

Comment by I'm Truly Blessed on December 28, 2011 at 10:43am

This is why when you take a long flight get up every now and then to stretch your muscles.

Comment by Brigadier Jerry on December 28, 2011 at 3:52am

It was a blessing for me to have crossed paths with brother 'Heavy D' a few years ago, when we recorded on the track "Modern Girl" (Courtney Melody Original). He had a very humble spirit and was very down to earth. Heavy D is sorely missed by us all, but Jah has much better plans for him. R.I.P my brother..R.I.P...

Comment by Bones on December 28, 2011 at 3:07am

maan heavy we go miss you brother


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