The sudden death of rapper Heavy D last month was caused by a pulmonary embolism following a long flight, according to a medical examiner's report released Tuesday.
Heavy D. AKA Dwight Arrington Myers, was found unconscious in the walkway of his Beverly Hills home on Nov. 8 and was later pronounced dead at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 44.
Craig Harvey, chief of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, said a blood clot formed in Myers' lung, most likely "during an extended airplane ride," according to the Los Angeles Times. Myers had flown home from London shortly before his death. Myers also suffered from deep leg vein thrombosis and heart disease, Harvey said.
While Harvey said the rapper had been treating himself with cough syrup, the coroner added the medication "was not contributory" to Myers' death.