Heavy D dead at 44

Heavy D cause of death is pending an autopsy

WRITTEN BY: Janelle Vreeland
Heavy D
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Heavy D

Rapper Heavy D has died at the age of 44.

The New York Daily News reports that Heavy D collapsed in his Beverly Hills condo on Tuesday. He was conscious and talking when he called 911. He was taken to Cedars Sinai Hospital at 11:25 a.m. and died 90 minutes later.

Heavy D was reportedly having trouble breathing as he was being transported to the hospital. He was also battling pneumonia after returning from Europe. The last tweet Heavy D posted to his Twitter account read, "BE INSPIRED."

The cause of death is pending an autopsy. 

Read more about Heavy D here.

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