Heavy D's Cause Of Death Revealed

Details on what caused the legend's sudden passing.

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The cause of Heavy D's death has been determined to be a pulmonary embolism cause by deep leg vein thrombosis, according to TMZ. The condition occurs due to a blockage of arteries in the lungs, and it's usually caused by blood clots that travel from other areas of the body.

Deep leg vein thrombosis is often a result of long periods of immobility. In Heavy D's case, his flight from Michael Jackson's tribute concert in Wales back to Los Angeles is being called into question as a possible factor. The coroner's office also shared that Heavy D suffered from heart disease. He was 44 years old.

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