Heavy D died after returning home from shopping trip
Heavy D experienced breathing problems at his condo complex on Maple Drive and then collapsed.
"Upon arrival, officers discovered a male, 44 years old, conscious, communicative, but having difficulty breathing," the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement. "There are no obvious signs of foul play, and at this time his death is believed to be medically related."
Heavy D had recently seen a private physician for a cough that may have been pneumonia, sources familiar with the case said.
Photo: Rapper Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, performing at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press