The coroner who handled the autopsy of late music star Heavy D says that the procedure did not reveal the cause of death, Los Angeles Times reports. The next step is to perform several toxicology tests in order to see if the death was drug-related, but the results will be ready in a couple of weeks.
The death of Heavy D came as a shock for everybody who knew him, from his family to his friends and fans. The singer/producer passed away in a matter of hours since he started feeling sick. The tragedy occurred last week, on Tuesday.
According to the police report, it was around noon when he was coming back from a shopping trip. At one point, he felt short of breath and fainted in the hallway of his apartment building in Beverly Hills. One of his neighbors, designer Adam Mills found him and called other neighbors for help. A call was made to 911 at 11:25 a.m. by a person announcing the case. The paramedics came very quickly and at the time, Heavy D (real name: Dwight Arrington Myers) was reportedly still conscious and able to speak. He was taken into the ambulance and rushed to the hospital. One hour later, he stopped breathing.
At the time, the neighbors believed that it was a heart attack. One of his close friends talked to TMZ, stating that he knew Myers had been diagnosed with pneumonia. However, after the autopsy, the coroner could not determine the cause of death. The coroner’s spokesman, Ed Winters told Los Angeles Times that because the autopsy results are inconclusive, several toxicology tests will be done in order “to see what’s in his system.” Last week, Winters said that there were no illegal drugs found at the musician’s home, just a drug prescribed by the doctor for his cough.