LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- An autopsy on Rapper Heavy D, who died suddenly at the age of 44, found that the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.
The autopsy report, which was released on Tuesday, revealed that Heavy D, whose real name was Dwight Arrnigton Myers, died of a blood clot in his lung.
Myers had returned from a trip to London immediately prior to his death.
He also suffered from deep leg vein thrombosis and heart disease.
Myers was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center around noon on Nov. 8. He was pronounced dead at the hospital an hour later.
Investigators say Meyers was returning home from shopping when he collapsed.
He experienced difficulty breathing while walking into his condominium building on North Maple Drive.
When officers arrived, they found Myers conscious, communicative, but having difficulty breathing.
Paramedics took Myers to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he ultimately died.
The rapper had reportedly been suffering from a cough and had been taking cough syrup.
A toxicology report found the presence of mediation in his system, but it was at a therapeutic level and did not contribute to his death, the coroner found.
Born on May 24, 1967 in Jamaica, Myers family moved to Mount Vernon, New York just years later.
He was one of the most influential rappers of the 1990s, and was most widely know for his role in the hip-hop group Heavy D & The Boyz, which included G-Whiz, "Trouble" T. Roy, and Eddie F.
Soon after the group's debut, Heavy D & the Boyz gained even more momentum providing the vocals for the theme song for the 90's hit TV show "In Living Color."
Myers had several hits, including "Nuttin' But Love" and "Now That We Found Love" in the early '90s.
After a few albums, Heavy D turned his attention to acting and producing.
Myers recently made several TV show appearances, including on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
He recently made a cameo appearance as a security guard in the 2011 film Tower Heist starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy.
Myers was remembered at a public memorial service at Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, New York.
It was attended by hip-hop heavyweights including P. Diddy, Russell Simmons, Pepa from Salt N Peppa and Flavor Flav, along with actors Shawn and Marlon Wayans.
Rapper Heavy D Died of Blood Clot in Lung, Autopsy Shows
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