News: Notorious B.I.G.'s Autopsy Report Surfaces, Fatal Gunshot Wounds Revealed
Friday, Dec 7, 2012 9:43AM
Nearly two decades after the Notorious B.I.G. lost his life to gun violence in Los Angeles, a new never-before-seen autopsy report has surfaced online with graphic details of his fatal injuries.
The report claims B.I.G. got shot four times with one bullet, specifically, ending his life.
The report confirms Wallace -- who was listed at 6'1", 395 lbs -- was struck a total of 4 times in a drive-by shooting on Wilshire Blvd while the 24-year-old rapper sat in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban. According to the report, 3 of the shots were NOT fatal. -- Gunshot #1 struck Wallace in the left forearm and traveled down to his wrist. -- Gunshot #2 struck Wallace in the back, missed all vital organs, and exited through his left shoulder. -- Gunshot #3 struck Wallace on his outer left thigh and exited through his inner left thigh. The reports says .. after Gunshot #3 exited the thigh, "the projectile strikes the left side of the scrotum, causing a very shallow, 3/8 inch linear laceration." The fatal bullet was Gunshot #4 ... which entered Wallace's body through his right hip and ripped its way through several vital organs ... before coming to rest in his left shoulder area. According to the report, the bullet perforated Wallace's colon, liver, heart and the upper lobe of his left lung. (TMZ)
Despite partying prior to the shooting, Notorious had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his body.
Immediately after the shooting Wallace was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital -- where doctors performed an emergency thoracotomy ... but it was too late. Wallace was pronounced dead at 1:15 AM. According to the report, all 4 of the gunshots traveled through the Suburban passenger door before striking Wallace. Two of the bullets were found on the gurney that transported Wallace to the hospital. Another bullet was discovered at the hospital when the body was turned over after doctors had pronounced him dead. During the autopsy, the coroner listed Wallace as "morbidly obese." A toxicology test revealed Wallace had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his death. Wallace's body was eventually ID'd by his mother and wife. One last thing ... on one of the pages of the autopsy report, there is a note scribbled under the headline "Other Pertinent Information" which reads: "Decedent may be rap singer." Wallace was 24. (TMZ)
The late rap mogul's ex-wife Faith Evans recently spoke on his legacy.
"It's wonderful just to know that Big, his legacy is still so strong," Evans told us. She went on to add that "seeing stuff like the shirts, that's just an extension of that. People loved him and continue to love his music so you know, I'm just proud to have been a part of his life and to be able to carry on the extension of his legacy. ... Well, shoot, he was still one of the best that ever did it," she said emphatically. "And just imagine had he still been making music. I like to think sometimes, like, 'Wow, what would he be doing?' 'Cause his stuff right now -- you hear stuff right now that was made back then, it still sounds great." (MTV)
Earlier in the year, Biggie's daughter T'yanna Wallace reflected on her dad's music.
"When I first started listening to it, it wasn't like that, but the older I get, I swear I fall in love with his music more and more and more and more. I'm like, talent out the butt," T'yanna said when asked if she was amazed at her father's lyrical prowess growing up. "[My favorite B.I.G. song so far?] It changes all the time. Right now, currently, still, 'Machine Gun Funk' is my favorite song. ... That is my all-time favorite." (Hot 97)
Check out some never-before-seen Notorius B.I.G. footage: