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Heavy D died after returning home from shopping trip

November 8, 2011 |  4:46 pm

Click here to see more photos of Heavy D.Rapper Heavy D collapsed after returning to his Beverly Hills condominium after a shopping trip and died a short time later, authorities said.

Heavy D experienced breathing problems at his condo complex on Maple Drive and then collapsed.

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"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.


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Rapper Heavy D dead after collapsing in Beverly Hills

 Heavy D may have died from pneumonia complications

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Photo: Rapper Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, performing at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press