Heavy D's cause of death still unknown, say authorities

Rapper's autopsy results are inconclusive

Heavy D's cause of death still unknown, say authorities

Photo: PA

An autopsy into the death of rapper Heavy D has provided inconclusive results, according to reports.

The LA Times claims that officials have revealed that the official cause of the star's death are still unknown, with results from a toxicology test not expected to be known for several weeks.

Heavy D, whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers, was pronounced dead last week (November 8) after being found unconscious at his Los Angeles home.

Last week, a spokesman for the LA County coroner said that no illegal drugs had been found inside his home, but he had been prescribed medication for an illness that could have been pneumonia.

P Diddy and Mary J Blige are among the A-list guests set to attend his private funeral in New York, which will be held this week (November 18). While the ceremony will be for friends and family only, the late star's family has planned a public viewing for fans to attend on November 17.

Myers rose to prominence as the leader of hip-hop group Heavy D & The Boyz, with whom he released five studio albums. The first of these came in 1987 with 'Living Large', followed by 'Big Tyme' in 1989, 'Peaceful Journey' in 1991, 'Blue Funk' in 1993 and 'Nuttin But Love' in 1994.

He then went solo in 1997 and released four further albums. These started with 'Waterbred Hev' in 1997, then 'Heavy' in 1999, 'Vibes' in 2008 and lastly 'Love Opus', which was released in September this year.

LaToya Jackson, MC Hammer and Ice T have all paid tribute to Myers since his death, with the latter tweeting that he felt "sick" at hearing the news.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Hot Chip share video for new song 'Need You Now' - watch
Judas Priest launch their own brand of coffee to celebrate 35th anniversary of 'British...
The Vaccines share sci-fi 'Dream Lover' video - watch
Leon Bridges announces debut album 'Coming Home'
The Rolling Stones 'floating the idea' of playing 'Sticky Fingers' in full on...
Save Soho campaign announce London club night The Residency
The Beatles' Ringo Starr pays tribute to Cynthia Lennon
East London venue Rich Mix facing closure
O2 Priority Tickets for James Bay, The War On Drugs and Action Bronson available now
Swedish parliament votes to keep law banning dancing in public
John Lennon's former wife Cynthia dies following battle with cancer
Damon Albarn says Blur were 'too young and stupid' to value their relationship in the past
Scott Weiland guitarist Jeremy Brown dies aged 34
Vine of Maple The Dog playing drums to White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army' goes viral
Glasgow's Arches venue saved from shutting as council rejects police closure order
Midweek chart update: The Prodigy outselling James Bay two to one in race for top spot
Run The Jewels' third album will be 'the hardest shit you've ever heard'
Paul McCartney says he finds inspiration for new songs on the toilet
Lana Del Rey and Grimes to tour US together this summer
Avril Lavigne says she 'thought she was dying' following Lyme Disease diagnosis
Madame Tussauds hire 'tissue attendants' to dry eyes of teary One Direction fans after...
The Cribs claim that 'old school dinosaurs' have blocked their efforts to become a...

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM