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Rapper Heavy D Died of Cardiovascular Disease, Confirms Coroner

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The Los Angeles County Coroner's office confirmed today that Dwight Arrington Myers, aka rap star Heavy D, died of cardiovascular disease.

"An autopsy showed Myers died from a pulmonary embolism, deep leg vein thrombosis and conditions related to cardiovascular disease, said Craig Harvey of the coroner's office," according to City News Service.

Drugs or alcohol did not play a role in his death, per the toxicology report.

Heavy D collapsed inside his Beverly Hills home on November 8 after a day of shopping. Emergency responders found the influential rapper, 44, in respiratory distress. Preliminary reports following his sudden death put the music star's weight at 344 pounds.