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The Tragic Truth About Antonia Lofaso's Partner, Heavy D
Celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso was left to become the single parent to her daughter, Xea Myers, following the death of her partner, musical artist Heavy D, also known as Dwight Arrington Myers. Sadly, 44-year-old Heavy D passed away suddenly in November of 2011 from a pulmonary embolism — a blood clot in one of the arteries that lead to the lungs.
While the performer also had deep vein thrombosis and heart disease, the coroner stated that the blood clot was likely formed during a long plane ride from London to LA. Despite being transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, circumstances deteriorated and he passed away.
Many distinguished representatives of the community and the music industry attended Heavy D's funeral, including Jay Z, Puff Daddy, and Queen Latifah. Reverend Al Sharpton gave a reading and Xea, who was 11 years old at the time, spoke, stating that her father was "still here, not in the flesh, but in the spirit", via The San Diego Union-Tribune.