Heavy D said to have seen doctor about cough days before death
Rapper Heavy D had seen a doctor in the days before his death on Tuesday, and police said there was no evidence of foul play.
A source told The Times that Heavy D had gone to a physician for a cough that may have been pneumonia.
Beverly Hills police said in a statement that "there are no obvious signs of foul play, and at this time his death is believed to be medically related."
Heavy D was stricken returning to his Beverly Hills condominium after a shopping trip and died a short time later at a hospital, authorities said.
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.
The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, had no further details about his health.
-- Andrew Blankstein
Photo: Rapper Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, performing at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press