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New York rapper Nas is all about paying homage and making sure the younger generations know greatness. God’s Son has paid big respect to late hip-hop icon Heavy D.

Last night, Nasir Jones went to Instagram to celebrate the Overweight Lover’s birthday.

Fellow New York rapper Busta Rhymes paid homage to Heavy’s influences.

Yesterday, Terror Squad leader Fat Joe also remembered Heavy.

Back in 2011, medical compilations ultimately took D’s life.

An autopsy performed on rapper Heavy D, who collapsed and died suddenly on Nov. 8, found that the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism, according to the report released Tuesday. The coroner’s office found that Dwight Arrington Myers, better known as Heavy D, died of a blood clot in his lung. He also suffered from deep leg vein thrombosis and heart disease. The blood clot was “most likely formed during an extended airplane ride,” said Craig Harvey, chief of the Los Angeles County department of coroner. The rapper had recently returned from a trip to London. (Los Angeles Times)