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The sudden collapse outside of his Beverly Hills home and death of Heavy D was caused by a pulmonary embolism caused by deep vein thrombosis. The most likely cause was due to a blood clot that probably formed in his leg during a flight from London to Los Angeles, and which made its way fatally to his lung.
When Heavy D was found outside his home (Le Faubourg – St. Louis, 425 N Maple Drive, Beverly Hills, California) on November 8th, collapsed but conscious, the clot in his lungs was likely restricting blood flow and putting severe pressure on his heart. Craig Harvey, chief coroner investigator, told the New York Daily News, “He had reportedly been in London for about six weeks and had returned to LA within the preceding week or so.” The 344 lb rapper was found to have deep leg vein thrombosis, pointing to the formation of a clot during the long flight. He died later that day at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Air travel, as well as obesity, are common causes of thrombosis.
Final Resting Place:
280 Secor Road
Hartsdale, New York, 10530
Grave Location:Rosewood Mausoleum, Unit 5C, Tier SSS, Crypt 41
Grave Location Description
Park behind the Rosewood Mausoleum. As you enter the mausoleum you are on the top floor. Walk around the staircase and take the second left and continue down the hallway until it ends. Turn right and then left through a small hallway and the final resting place of Heavy D is right in front of you on the bottom row.
Grave Location GPS41.0282161192, -73.8301456363
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