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Heavy D said to have seen doctor about cough days before death

November 9, 2011 |  7:07 am

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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.

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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.

The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, had no further details about his health.


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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