Notorious B. I. G. Autopsy Report Reveals Information on Rapper’s Death


Not quite 16 years after Notorious B. I. G. ’s death, the La coroner has released his autopsy report, revealing the reason along with other information on the slain rapper’s murder.

Based on the 23-page autopsy report obtained by TheWrap, the rapper — born Christopher George Latore Wallace in Brooklyn — was hit by four bullets, which passed through the entranceway of a Chevy Suburban before striking the 24-year-old rapper, though only 1 gunshot wound was deemed fatal by the coroner.

The fatal shot entered Wallace through the abdomen and chest area, perforating the rapper’s colon, liver, heart and left lung. The bullet producing the fatal wound was recovered from his left shoulder.

Wallace was also hit in the left forearm, in the trunk, and in the left thigh, with the final shot causing “superficial laceration of [Wallace's] scrotum. ”

The report will not say what sequence the shots were fired in.

The autopsy report also notes that Wallace had no drugs or alcohol in his system.

Based on the coroner’s report, Wallace experienced morbid obesity at a weight of 395 pounds, and in addition had an enlarged heart, liver and thyroid gland. The autopsy also found fluid accumulation in his lungs and brain, and in addition stones in his gallbladder.

Wallace was shot in a drive-by shooting outside the Petersen Automotive Museum in La carrying out a music-industry event soon after midnight on March 9, 1997.

Still unsolved, the case was “reinvigorated” in January 2011, after new leads in the event emerged. In April of this year, FBI documents suggested that the La Police Department might have been from the killing, supporting earlier in the day allegations that police mixed up in Rampart scandal helped perform the killing and subsequently cover it up.