Legendary rapper Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism resulting from deep leg vein thrombosis according to the Los Angeles County Coroner. The Coroner’s office, which classified the death as “natural,” also says that Heavy D had heart disease. They believe this may have contributed to his death.
The rapper, born Dwight Arrington Myers, was found unconscious in his Beverly Hills home on Nov. 9. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Heavy D emerged on the scene in the late 1980s with his group Heavy D & the Boyz. His 1989 release “Big Tyme,” which featured the songs “Somebody For Me” and “We Got Our Own Thang,” finished that year as the top selling soul record.
In addition to his 11 albums, he also penned the themes for FOX comedies “In Living Color” and “MADtv.“
He was just 44 years old.