The cause of global superstar rapper and actor, Heavy D’s sudden death was due to a pulmonary embolism, caused by deep vein thrombosis -DVT- as ruled by a Los Angeles Coroner.
The US star died at Cedar Sinai hospital california on November 8th 2011 after collapsing in the outer area of his home, he was 44. A pulmonary embolism is a blockage of an artery in the lung, often caused by a blood clot that travels to another part of the body. The report from the coroner’s office states that absolutely no alcohol or drugs were involved in the rappers death.
DVT s closely associated with long distant travel, and although Heavy D’s weight and heart disease were contributing factors, a recent transatlantic flight was also listed as a highly probable contribution, to his cause of death.
Rapper Heavy D hit the big time with his hip hop group The Boyz, and enjoyed a fruitful solo rapping and singing career, even appearing on Michael Jackson’s track, The Jam. He later became a successful actor n hollywood. He was well-loved within his social circle, and within the industry itself, among many famous names that came to pay their respect at his funeral were, Russel Simmons, Kimora Lee Hounsou, Chris Rock and Will Smith.