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Heavy D

Cause of Death Revealed

12/27/2011 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Heavy D
Heavy D
died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis ... and a long flight back to L.A. from a Michael Jackson memorial concert may have been a contributing factor.

A pulmonary embolism is a blockage of one or more arteries in the lungs -- most often caused by blood clots which travel in from other parts of he body. In Heavy's case, the clot was formed in his legs.

Days before Heavy died, he was on a flight back from Europe, after performing at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales.

Officials from the L.A. County Coroner's Office say Heavy also suffered from heart disease, which could have been a contributing factor in his death.

The Coroner's Office has classified the death as "natural."

As TMZ first reported, Heavy died on November 8, 2011. He was 44 years old.

Deep leg vein thrombosis is often associated with long plane flights, in which a clot can form due to prolonged immobility. 

Story developing ...

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musiqbiz    

Heavy D performed at that concert A MONTH before he died, so I don't know why they're referring to it like he'd only been back a couple of days... Heavy D was very overweight, so whatever the official cause of death, I'm sure that was the reason behind it. RIP Heavy D

849 days ago
47.

Amethyst    

Conrad Murray killed Michael Jackson, who killed heavy D, who was popular in the 80s, which is when Back to the Future aired, and that movie had Kevin Bacon in it!!! :D

849 days ago
48.

GERALDINE MALLOY    

I THANK HE HAS DID A GREAT JOB WITH THE MESS BUSH LEFT I WONDER IF SOMETIME HE WISH HE HAD NOT WON .I LOVE YOU MAN . BY THE WAY I AM SEVENTY THREE YEARS OLD.THANKS A LOT

848 days ago
49.

Flip67    

RIP Heavy..... Lets all stay healthy everyone he gained his health back and lost a ton of weight unfortunately it was too late.. RIP

848 days ago
50.

arn7777    

who the F cares!!!!!!

848 days ago
51.

Mekka Crawford    

So....b/c a person is overweight they should die? Additionally, if you read on Heavy's weight gain and weight loss you will find he didn't gain weight from eating junk food. He ate healthy foods but unfortunately he did neglect regular workouts and he often ate late night meals due to his hectic schedule. And what does his being a rapper have to do with his death?...Some of you are so insensitive and if it was your family regardless of the cause of death you wouldn't want ppl to disregard with such blatant disrespect....ijs...Think before you type....

848 days ago
52.

Marie    

musiqbiz: 9 hours ago
Heavy D performed at that concert A MONTH before he died, so I don't know why they're referring to it like he'd only been back a couple of days... RIP Heavy D
------------------------------------------------------------Are they trying to blame Michael Jackson for Heavy D's death?

848 days ago
53.

THE REAL TRUTH    

this is for the truth...people this is y its very important to know ur facts before people who know nunthing tell to tell u something ... blood clots effect everyone skinny or fat .... so dont let "the truth" send u off thinking if u eat veggie and r thin u would die from a blood clot cus guess what u will immobility for a long period of time causes blood clots ...someone please throw "the truth" a medical dictionary so he can look up "immobility"

848 days ago
54.

eddie     


Is it possible that "Heavy D" may be worth more $$$ Dead then Alive?? RIP,Heavy D

848 days ago
55.

twaha mlolwa    

REDUCE YOUR BMI

846 days ago
56.

RosseJackson17    

RIP Heavy D I´ll always remember him in Jam Michael Jackson´s video :'(
Now two big friends are in the heaven.
Why our world is leaving without talents persons?

838 days ago
57.

Mishilka    

This is why it's very important to get up and walk every 10 minutes, so this won't happen. mimislifelessons.blogspot.com

838 days ago
58.

Strawberrie0211    

Some people are so mean. Regardless of what Heavy D died from he was a good guy. Some people have no heart at all. My comments are coming from reading what one of the commentors said about Heavy D being fat and obese. Some of us will be that way because that how God made us. So for those that don't think of others or consider why the person is the way they are you should take a good look at yourself because there is a defect in you too, just take the time and open your eyes!! Rest In Peace Heavy D We love you!!!

827 days ago
59.

james    

big guys tend to be less healthy! poor fella, I am dieting to to be healthy, hoping the Pro-10 Ultra Lean i am taking will work, RIP fella

799 days ago
60.

Al    

All these comments about being skinny and watching weight, yes he was fat, yet 2/3 of country is a fat ass an on its way to being China's bitch, yet 98% of you sound like ur fitness models...a guy dies and you talk ****, hope you smart asses catch a blood clot to the brain eating your tofu, and salad mr high and mighty **** talkers...geez dont people show some respect?

752 days ago
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