The Los Angeles County Coroner has concluded that rapper Heavy D died from a blood clot in his lung after taking a long overseas flight.
Autopsy results on the 44-year-old rapper -- who died in the hospital on November 8 after collapsing at his Beverly Hills home -- were announced Tuesday. The coroner's report said Heavy D, whose real name is Dwight Arrington Myers, died from a pulmonary embolism, as well as deep leg vein thrombosis and heart disease.
The blood clot was "most likely formed during an extended airplane ride," Craig Harvey, chief of the L.A. County Coroner Department, said. The rapper had recently returned from a trip to London before his death.
Heavy D -- known for his large physical stature and classic hits like Is It Good to You and Nuttin' But Love -- was considered one of the first crossover hip-hop artists to enjoy major success.