The mysterious death of rapper and actor Heavy D has been solved.
An El Lay coroner determined the Now That We Found Love singer died of not only a pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot in his lung, but several other conditions including deep leg vein thrombosis and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
While those conditions, which are associated with obesity, are entirely preventable, they often go undiagnosed until it's too late.
The 44-year-old unexpectedly passed away on November 8th after he collapsed at his Beverly Hills home.
Rest in peace, D!
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Here is a sad reminder for video game lovers to make sure they get up and move!
20-year-old Chris Staniforth passed away from a pulmonary embolism, which kills victims sitting in the same position for hours, after a marathon session on his Xbox.
Chris had no underlying medical conditions, but was reportedly complaining of a low heart rate before he collapsed.
Ugh! Such a horrific side effect of a video game addiction! At least his parents have launched a campaign to raise awareness about the health risks of playing online computer games.
Microsoft, the company behind Xbox, says they "recommend gamers take breaks to exercise as well as make time for other pursuits", but parents need to step in if their children are ignoring this recommendation.
Our hearts go out to the Staniforth family for their loss and we hope their campaign helps other video game lovers avoid the same fate as their son.
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