Many are still mourning the death of Heavy D, a hip hop legend. Dwight Arrington Myers, 44, passed away yesterday in Los Angeles, California. More details are emerging in the untimely death of the rap legend.
Initial details stated Heavy D returned home from shopping around 11:25am PST when a neighbor observed him holding on to the staircase. Heavy D was fully conscious stating he was having trouble breathing, a 911 call was placed. He was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center but was pronounced dead at 1pm PST.
In the most recent update, Ed Winter, Assistant Chief of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office told the Daily News that ‘He had gone to the doctor the day before.’ ‘He had what appeared to be like flu-like symptoms.’ Despite that evidence Winter didn’t want to rush to any conclusions until the results of a toxicology report came in.
“He was taking medication, so we want to see what the levels were,” Winter added.
Heavy may have fallen ill after a trip to England where he performed at the Michael Jackson tribute concert. His cousin Ruddy Phillips stated, “He said he had a touch of pneumonia, maybe from traveling. He just got back from England.”
Phillips also spoke of Heavy D’s 13 year old daughter, “He was a really great dad. Everybody is wondering how she’s going to take it now that he’s gone. She loves her dad so much.”
So sad…RIP Heavy D