Rapper Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis. TMZ is reporting that a long flight back to Los Angeles from a Michael Jackson memorial concert may have contributed to this condition.
What is a pulmonary embolism? It is a blockage of one or more arteries in the lungs, which is most often caused by blood clots which travel in from other parts of he body.
The rapper also suffered from heart disease, which may have also played a role in his untimely death, TMZ reports.