15 years after his controversial death, Notorious B.I.G’s autopsy report has been revealed for the first time. On March 9th, 1997, Biggie aka Christopher Wallace was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His double-disc album Life After Death was supposed to release just 16 days after the incident.
The autopsy report confirms that Biggie was killed in a shooting on Wilshire Blvd after being shot 4 times while the 24 year-old rapper sat in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban. It also claims that out of the 4 shots, 3 were non-fatal. Details below.
- 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 fatal bullet was Gunshot #4 which entered the rapper’s body through his right hip and ripped its way through several vital organs before coming to rest in his left shoulder area.
Biggie was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Hospital immediately where doctors performed an emergency thoracotomy but it was too late to save him and was pronounced dead at 1:15 AM. TMZ also notes that 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.”
There have been various theories about Biggie’s murder but the case remains unsolved to this day.
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