Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011), better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican American actor, rapper, record producer, singer and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group which included G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), “Trouble” T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). The group maintained a sizable audience in the United States through most of the 1990s.
Heavy D Cause of Death
Heavy D collapsed outside his Beverly Hills home and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
An autopsy report, released on December 27, 2011, found that the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. The coroner’s office found that Myers died of a blood clot in his lung. He also suffered from deep leg vein thrombosis and heart disease. The blood clot was “most likely formed during an extended airplane ride,” said Craig Harvey, chief of the Los Angeles County department of coroner. The rapper had recently returned from a trip to London where he performed at a tribute to Michael Jackson.
Heavy D was 44 years old at the time of his death.
* NOTE: Heavy D’s death may have been easily prevented if he was aware of pulmonary embolism. When sitting for long hours, you should move your legs or walk around to prevent blood clot. Our bodies form blood clot if we don’t move our legs. This is a natural occurance and it kills people.
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