Heavy D

Rapper Heavy D speaks during the 51st Annual Grammy awards pre-telecast show held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Coroner: Hip-Hop Pioneer Heavy D Died Of Natural Causes

The Los Angeles coroner’s office said the 44-year-old died after a blood clot in his leg traveled to his lungs. The clot most likely developed during a flight from England.

12/28/2011

FILE - Rapper Heavy D. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Legendary NY Rapper Heavy D Remembered At Funeral In Mount Vernon

The spiritual and musical tribute attracted celebrities including Will Smith, Samuel Jackson, Queen LAtifa, Jay Z, Lil’ Kim, Sean Diddy Combs, and Don King.

11/18/2011

Rapper Heavy D speaks during the 51st Annual Grammy awards pre-telecast show held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Legendary NY Rapper Heavy D Dies At 44

Heavy D, the self-proclaimed “overweight lover” of hip-hop who became one of rap’s top hit-makers with wit, died after collapsing outside his Beverly Hills condo.

11/09/2011