Heavy D's Autopsy Results Inconclusive
When rapper and actor Heavy D died last week, it came as a shock to fans and the hip hop community.
But the 44-year-old's autopsy results didn't provide any answers into how he died. The L.A. coroner's office said Monday it could take several weeks to determine a cause of death because the autopsy was inconclusive, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ed Winter, the coroner's spokesman, told the paper last week there were no illegal drugs found at Heavy D's Beverly Hills home. A doctor had prescribed him a drug after he experienced a cough.
The coroner plans to do more toxicology tests "to see what's in his system," Winter told the Los Angeles Times.
Last Tuesday, Heavy D (real name: Dwight Arrington Myers) experienced breathing problems at his condo complex and then collapsed. "Upon arrival, officers discovered [he was] conscious, communicative, but having difficulty breathing," the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement.
On October 8, the Jamaican-born entertainer took the stage at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Cardiff, Wales. Three days later, he performed a medley of his hits, including "Nuttin' But Love," "Is It Good to You," "I Want Somebody" and "Now That We Found Love," at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
In addition to music, the "Now That We Found Love" rapper appeared in several movies prior to his death, including Life, The Cider House Rules and Tower Heist.