It's such a shame Heavy D won't be able to see the outcome of his final role.
His last ever acting gig is set to debut next year, which was a modern take on William Shakespeare's Henry IV play.
He plays Archbishop Scroop in H4, but he almost didn't take the role because of the language involved.
Ultimately, with the help of his fellow cast, he accepted the role. Here's what one of them had to say:
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The late rapper's autopsy revealed that Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism. A long flight from Europe may have contributed to his death as well.
The embolism resulted from a blood clot traveling from a leg vein into an artery in his lungs. Blood clots can build from long stationary periods and Heavy's flight from Wales could have caused
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Many stars and friends of late Heavy D were in attendence to grieve the loss of the rapper during his funeral.
As reported earlier, President Barack Obama sent his condelences to family of Heavy D, where were read during the service led by Reverend Al Sharpton.
The long list of stars in attendence included Will Smith, Jay-Z, Queen LatifahUsher, Q-Tip, John Legend, and Rosie Perez among others.
Diddy also gave a humorous and heartfelt eulogy as well.
Heavy D was interred in his hometown of Mount Vernon, NY, which is also Diddy's birthplace. The mogul went on to say the following about his friend's death:
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This is lovely.
Heavy D's funeral took place today in Mount Vernon, NY, and President Barack Obama took the time to send his condolences in the following letter, which was read by Rev. Al Sharpton at the service:
"We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers."
Thanks for the kind words, Obama! We're sure Heavy D's family and loved ones appreciate it.
Rest well, Heavy.
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The exact cause of death in the case of rapper Heavy D is still a mystery.
His autopsy reports have come back inconclusive which means we'll have to wait longer for the toxicology reports to come back.
While there were no illegal drugs found in his home, there were prescription drugs given for a cough.
Police still believe his death was medical related, not an act of foul play.
Ugh. Still so sad.
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Thanks for the thoughtful words, Brett.
For the first time since exiting the Oscars, Brett Ratner sent out some tweets today, which are as follows:
G-d Bless Heavy D! He was a great man and one of my closest friends. I miss him!
He then followed up with a plug, tweeting:
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It's still just as sad writing about this now as it was when we did the first post on Heavy D's death.
The rapper who was found dead in his Beverly Hills home Tuesday will be remembered two ways next week.
On Thursday, there were will be a public viewing in NYC for anyone who wants to go and pay tribute. But on Friday, there will be a very exclusive funeral service reserved only for family and close friends.
The list of close friends includes Diddy, Mary J. Blige, and some Wayan Brothers.
We wish his spirit all the peace.
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