T hough he was only 44 years old, a medical examiner has concluded that Heavy D’s death [last month] was a result of a pulmonary embolism caused by deep vein thrombosis. Pulmonary embolism is usually caused by a blood clot formed in the leg that eventually travels up to the lung, stopping blood flow. In most cases, the clots formed aren’t deadly, but officials from L.A. County Coroner’s Office said that Heavy, born Dwight Myers, also suffered from heart disease and that may have been a contributing factor to his death as well.
It was also reported that a flight, Heavy D took back from Europe just days before his death — after performing at a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales, may have been a factor in his death as well. It is believed that the blood clots formed in Heavy’s legs due to his prolonged immobility on the long flight.