- CNTV English - CCTV News

Heavy D death caused by pulmonary embolism

12-29-2011 15:43 BJT

The sudden death in November of rapper Heavy D was due to a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis, the Los Angeles Coroner's office said on Tuesday.

Nuttin but love for the late frontman of Heavy D & the Boyz

Heavy D, 44, who rose to fame in the 1990s with hit singles such as "Now That We Found Love," was found struggling to breathe outside his Beverly Hills apartment on November 8, and died later at a nearby hospital.

The coroner's office said in a report that no drugs or alcohol were involved, and that heart disease was a contributing factor in his death.

A pulmonary embolism is a blockage of an artery in the lung, often caused by a blood clot that travels from another part of the body. The condition is sometimes associated with long-distance air travel.

Heavy D, whose real name is Dwight Arrington Myers, was born in Jamaica and moved to Mt. Vernon, New York as a child.

His group Heavy D & The Boyz, released their first album in 1987 and their break-out album Big Tyme was released in 1989.

The rapper also acted in film and television, taking on small roles in Boston Public, Step-Up and Big Trouble.


Editor:Wang Xi |Source: Global Times

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program