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

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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.

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