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The Notorious B.I.G. autopsy report, which has never been released publicly before, has had information leaked from it, according to TMZ on Friday Dec. 7.
The rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was murdered in Los Angeles in 1997 after being shot in the chest, shoulder, leg, forearm and scrotum, the report allegedly confirms.
Wallace was registered down as being six foot 1 inch tall, and weighing 395 lbs when he died. The report also confirms he was shot a total of four times in the drive-by shooting on Wilshire Blvd in 1997, while sitting in a passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban.
According to the leaked information, three of those four bullet wounds would not have been fatal, but the fourth was the one that killed him.
The report describes that the first bullet hit Wallace's left forearm and traveled down his wrist. The second hit his back and missed all of his vital organs, exiting out from his right shoulder. The third bullet is said to have struck the rapper on the outer left thigh, and passed straight through, exiting the inner left thigh and hitting the "left side of the scrotum, causing "a very shallow, 3/8 inch linear laceration." All three of those wounds allegedly would not have killed the Notorious B.I.G.
However, the fourth gunshot wound is reported to have slammed into Wallace's body through his right hip, hitting multiple vital organs. The fatal bullet was found lodged in his left shoulder, after hitting his colon, liver, heart and the upper lobe of his left lung.
Following the shooting in 1997 Wallace was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where an emergency thoracotomy was conducted by medical staff, but the rapper was pronounced dead at 1.15 a.m. local time.
The coroner's report also listed 24 year old Wallace as "morbidly obese," and the toxicology report confirmed that he had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his body at the time of death.
No one has yet been prosecuted for the murder of Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G.