According to MSNBC, Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office spokesman Craig Harvey said today that 44 year-old rapper, whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers, died of a pulmonary embolism and deep leg vein thrombosis after a long flight over the Atlantic Ocean:
“Mr. Myers had recently returned from England to Los Angeles and we believe thrombosis was a result of his ride across the Atlantic…Mr. Myers weight and preexisting heart condition may have exasperated the issue.”
Heavy D also had arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.