Heavy D's cause of death revealed

2011-12-28 09:53

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles coroner's office says Jamaican-born rapper Heavy D died of natural causes.

Hip hop's self-proclaimed "overweight lover", who became one of rap's top hit makers with a combination of humour and positivity, collapsed outside his Beverly Hills home on November 8. The 44-year-old rapper, whose real name was Dwight Errington, died later at a hospital.

Coroner's office spokesperson Craig Harvey said on Tuesday that weight and a transcontinental jet flight were contributing factors.

The cause of death was pulmonary embolism and deep leg vein thrombosis. He also had arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Heavy D became one of the genre's most integral stars in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His hit The Overweight Lover's in the House played up his hefty frame.


  • Sharkshoot - 2011-12-28 11:18

    Too heavy.

  • nasheenar - 2011-12-29 09:37

    I dont think an autopsy was required. One look at him and a deduction can be made.

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