Rapper Heavy D died Tuesday at the age of 44 after collapsing in his California home. While little was known initially about what went wrong, more news has emerged about the circumstances of the rap legend’s death.
Lt. Mark Rosen of the Beverly Hills Police Department says that Heavy D had come home from a shopping trip Tuesday and began struggling for breath as he walked into his condo building.
“He collapsed in an exterior hallway,” Rosen said. “There doesn’t appear to be any foul play. We believe it was medically related.”
While he was still having difficulty breathing, Rosen says Heavy D was conscious and talking when officers responded to the 911 call. The Jamaican-born rapper was rushed by ambulance to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at 11:25 a.m. and died 90 minutes later in the hospital.
The official cause of death is pending an autopsy.
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