Rapper Heavy D Passes Away

Fourty-four-year-old rapper/songwriter passed away yesterday. He apparently had trouble walking up some stairs, became short of breath and collapsed after returning to his Beverly Hills home. Neighbor Adam Mills found him leaning against a railing, having trouble breathing. Adam told TMZ that he cradled Heavy D in his lap as others called 911.

Paramedics found Heavy D conscious but unable to breath. They took him to a nearby hospital where he died a short time later.

People in the building say he died from a heart attack but exact cause of death hasn’t been confirmed.