More than 15 years after his death, the autopsy report for Notorious B.I.G. was leaked on Friday to multiple news outlets, revealing gruesome details of the rapper's death in 1997.
TMZ, which has the report on its website, reported B.I.G., real name Christopher Wallace, was struck four times in the fatal drive-by shooting on Wilshire Boulevard. Wallace, then 24, was sitting in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban on March 9, 1997.
According to the report from the county of Los Angeles, three of the four shots were not fatal. All of the shots traveled through the car door before hitting Biggie. The report notes Biggie as: "Decedent may be rap singer."
The first gunshot struck B.I.G. in the left forearm and traveled down to his wrist. The second hit the rapper in the back and missed all vital organs as it exited through his left shoulder. The third shot hit his outer left thigh and traveled to his inner left thigh. "The projectile strikes the left side of the scrotum, causing a very shallow, 3/8 inch linear laceration," the report said.
The fatal shot was the fourth, which hit B.I.G. in his right hip, and perforated Wallace's colon, liver, heart and the upper lobe of his left lung.
The autopsy report also lists Wallace as "morbidly obese," according to the coroner. Toxicology tests showed B.I.G. had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of the shooting.
Biggie Smalls was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead after an emergency thoracotomy, an incision surgeons make into the chest, generally to gain access to such organs as the heart and lungs.