Heavy D's Autopsy Results Inconclusive

Celebrity News Nov. 15, 2011 AT 10:42AM
Heavy D's Autopsy Results Inconclusive Credit: Ben Rose/WireImage.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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