The Autopsy Report Of The Notorious B.I.G.

blame it on Meka December 7, 2012

TMZ – who can probably dig up my own arrest record is they really wanted to – has obtained the autopsy report of one Christopher Wallace. It’s still a pretty morose and saddening reminder of how the rapper – who was only 24 and in him rap prime – was tragically gunned down, and just a sobering reminder for everybody to just live their own respective lives to its fullest.

Head down bottom for more details.

The report confirms Wallace — who was listed at 6’1″, 395 lbs — was struck a total of 4 times in a drive-by shooting on Wilshire Blvd while the 24-year-old rapper sat in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban.

According to the report, 3 of the shots were NOT fatal.

— 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 reports says .. after Gunshot #3 exited the thigh, “the projectile strikes the left side of the scrotum, causing a very shallow, 3/8 inch linear laceration.”

The fatal bullet was Gunshot #4 … which entered Wallace’s body through his right hip and ripped its way through several vital organs … before coming to rest in his left shoulder area.

According to the report, the bullet perforated Wallace’s colon, liver, heart and the upper lobe of his left lung.

Click here to view the entire document.

Immediately after the shooting Wallace was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital — where doctors performed an emergency thoracotomy … but it was too late. Wallace was pronounced dead at 1:15 AM.

According to the report, all 4 of the gunshots traveled through the Suburban passenger door before striking Wallace. Two of the bullets were found on the gurney that transported Wallace to the hospital. Another bullet was discovered at the hospital when the body was turned over after doctors had pronounced him dead.

During the autopsy, the coroner listed Wallace as “morbidly obese.” A toxicology test revealed Wallace had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

Wallace’s body was eventually ID’d by his mother and wife.

One last thing … 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.”

Wallace was 24.

  • Kay’Bee

    This some sad shit to wake up too man smh

  • doworkson

    Literally just quoted the entire article.

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  • koke

    No one gives a fuck about your arrest record

  • Yeah, dats fucked up. Very sad

  • mfdoom

    shakes arrest record:

    walkin dog without a leash.

    you aint no thug nigga, dont act like ur cool cuz u got a history,
    we all got one faget

  • KB Smoka

    @mfdoom – shake didn’t even write this fool

  • Jason

    Lmao,why come to this website just to talk shit about the writers? Nothing better to do than hate? Don’t be so ignorant.

  • Thin Harder Niggas

    I don’t know whats worse, The fact that this info says nothing new, that if the last bullet didn’t hit that we’d have another legend still with us, That the doctors who wrote that autopsy were dumb as shit, or that TMZ thought it was a good idea to bring us shit that isn’t even news or gossip. what do you even call old news? past events? these dudes are continuously reaching

  • A.Donley

    This is interesting! Just to find out what exactly happened and how it happened. Biggie is an inspiration to us all, so finding out the cause of death is very important, or shall i say going deeper into detail about it.

    B.I.G, 2PAC, NAS, JAY-Z, (SNOOP & DMX) TOP 5!

  • Sheridan1900

    How did the 4th bullet enter through the right hip? Wouldn’t he have had to turn all the way around?

  • suckit

    Well, after getting shot in the scrotum, I’d be praying for the next bullet to kill me.

    How long before someone uses this as their album art?

  • BlackJesus

    This is inappropriate. We do not need to know the dirty details of how his body was torn to pieces before he died.

  • You know, what is interesting is both 2Pac & BIG both had no traces of drug or alcohol in their system according to coroners reports – I was surprised to hear that about Tupac after reading a few books about his lifestyle, obviously he rapped about smoking weed but according to his bodyguard Frank Alexander he was ALWAYS lit. I guess I assumed being at a party prior to being shot, Biggie would’ve had something in his system.

  • PW

    It is shot #3 that is the mystery, he was sitting in the passenger seat – the shooter was on his right.

  • Fred

    am I the only one who thinks Biggie looks like Hit-Boy in this picture?

  • And 1

    Never knew he was only 24, he seemed much older to me as a kid. R.I.P. Big.

  • Padybu

    “And what they don’t know will show on the autopsy” – Biggie (everyday struggles)

  • stuckofftherealness

    Just had to throw the loop in with Gunshot#3 didn’t they ?? funny how you never heard from big’s driver from that night either. Either way Biggie’s death is STILL felt within the black community (along with Tupac)and should be a learning lesson that things aint always what is seems.