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Notorious B.I.G.

Autopsy Report

Reveals Graphic Details

12/7/2012 7:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Christopher Wallace
sustained gunshot wounds to his chest, shoulder, leg, forearm and scrotum on the night he was murdered in L.A. back in 1997 ... this according to the never-before-seen autopsy report, just obtained by TMZ.

The report confirms Wallace -- who was listed at 6'1", 395 lbs -- was struck a total of 4 times in a drive-by shooting on Wilshire Blvd while the 24-year-old rapper sat in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban.

According to the report, 3 of the shots were NOT fatal.

-- Gunshot #1 struck Wallace in the left forearm and traveled down to his wrist.
-- Gunshot #2 struck Wallace in the back, missed all vital organs, and exited through his left shoulder.
-- Gunshot #3 struck Wallace on his outer left thigh and exited through his inner left thigh.

The reports says ... after Gunshot #3 exited the thigh, "the projectile strikes the left side of the scrotum, causing a very shallow, 3/8 inch linear laceration."

The fatal bullet was Gunshot #4 ... which entered Wallace's body through his right hip and ripped its way through several vital organs ... before coming to rest in his left shoulder area.

According to the report, the bullet perforated Wallace's colon, liver, heart and the upper lobe of his left lung.

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Immediately after the shooting Wallace was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital -- where doctors performed an emergency thoracotomy ... but it was too late. Wallace was pronounced dead at 1:15 AM.

According to the report, all 4 of the gunshots traveled through the Suburban passenger door before striking Wallace. Two of the bullets were found on the gurney that transported Wallace to the hospital. Another bullet was discovered at the hospital when the body was turned over after doctors had pronounced him dead.

During the autopsy, the coroner listed Wallace as "morbidly obese." A toxicology test revealed Wallace had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

Wallace's body was eventually ID'd by his mother and wife.

One last thing ... on one of the pages of the autopsy report, there is a note scribbled under the headline "Other Pertinent Information" which reads: "Decedent may be rap singer."

Wallace was 24.

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341 COMMENTS

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46.

Quiet    

now if this same coroner could comment on the size of tupacs body at autopsy.. that coroner suggester tupac was much much larger and taller in coroner reports than he was in life

649 days ago
47.

lm    

Common denominator...suge knight.

649 days ago
48.

Jessica Kendall    

I think so of our youth today needs to read this and see that you can be famous and NOT do drugs! That was the most important piece of information in this whole piece.

649 days ago
49.

trvpstvr    

And for the people who are completely mind****ed about him getting hit on the left and right side about how the shooting went down... it was a drive by on the passenger side while the guy was shooting each time he'd get closer to the front of the car the first shot was fired when the guy was far back thusit missed bigs body and went through RIGHT side of his left forearm down to his wrist the second didn't miss the right side of his body so came out the left side when it excited number three missed his right leg and hit the RIGHT SIDE of left one and excited through the left of the leg and the fourth one hit his right side of his body and traveled to the left side of it... It's not that hard to figure out -_____- ... Common sense

649 days ago
50.

lm    

TMZ is very thirsty todayyy...Harvey is very g@y.

649 days ago
51.

Mikey    

Someone was keepin' it real and put a cap in his ass. Dat how they play player. Thug life is cool.


Don't worry about it, he woulda died from a coronary blockage by now anyway.

649 days ago
52.

Twiz    

Wait a sec . . B.I.G. was on the passenger side of the vehicle yet all bullets struck him on the left side? Magic bullet theory 2.0???

649 days ago
53.

DWeaver    

This happened over 15 years ago. Why would you publish the autopsy report now? Can't you just let the man rest??? The crime wasn't solved, but that doesn't mean we need to know exactly where the poor man was shot.

649 days ago
54.

roll3567    

"morbidly obese" would be a cool rap name

649 days ago
55.

Joe    

I wish this story would be like Big.. dead and decomposed.

Give it a rest, who the hell cares, oh wait, the ghetto *****s that still wear his airbrushed face on their oversized tshirts.

649 days ago
56.

eclipse    

Firstly I don't get why anyone would read this story if they were not interested, it's not the only story to read on the site, secondly all the comments about how this is boring or how this is irrelevant are unnecessary. And why are people so snide? His weight, race or the kinda life he lived is no one's business, the people who made those comments clearly have no respect for others! This autopsy is great news, to have something of this extent released after 15 years is remarkable! This autopsy will honestly give a lot of his fans, his family as well as the hiphip/rap industry peace of mind! Ya''ll clearly don't know how rappers influence music, how Biggie has paved the way to what most of us listen to... have some respect

649 days ago
57.

Mikey    

What up wit da players on this site who act like this overweight black kid was JFK. Get a life.

649 days ago
58.

Parker    

Who cares....live the life of a thug...die like a thug.....and now he"s a dead thug....one less violent bastard on this earth!

649 days ago
59.

BB not bb    

Listen, I am not saying I know alot about this man or his music. I saw on Wikipedia that the Genovese crime family is alleged to have been involved in the shooting, and that the alleged shooter was then shot in the back while riding his motorcycle years later. The Illuminatti is supposed to be like the rich higher ups who are involved with the mafia and other crime groups to control the world behdind the scenes.


Somehow Biggie got on the wrong side of them it seems. I have heard that the mafia is heavily inolved in the rap music business. If alot of rappers are into guns and pimping and drugs, that is also Mafia turf in the business world.


He may have been aquainted with this world and participated in it is his past. If he was still into it when he died, I am not sure. Maybe he wanted to get away from it and it caused a problem. His death was blamed on revenge for Tupacs death. Maybe they just needed a cover for that death. Tupac was saying alot of political things and his mother was in the Black Panthers.


I really think of his music as background party music and I really never paid much attention to the lyrics.

649 days ago
60.

cola720    

@Twiz, my centiments exactly! Sounds like some BS!

649 days ago
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