“He was treating himself with cough syrup,” Harvey added. “But it was not contributory [to his death].”
Heavy D initially collapsed outside his Beverly Hills home after a shopping trip. It’s noted that the artist was conscious when an ambulance arrived. He died while being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Famous friends of the rapper like Diddy, Russell Simmons, Flavor Flav, Pepa of Salt N Pepa, and Shawn and Marlon Wayans attended his wake in November. Later, various MCs paid homage to Heavy D during a tribute performance at the Soul Train Awards.
An initial autopsy report following Heavy D’s death last month proved to be inconclusive.