TMZ's Harvey Levin tweeted that Heavy D just got back from shopping and took the stairs. A designer found him on the ground and cradled him until EMTs arrived. It's not confirmed if the rapper died of a heart attack.
TMZ reports legendary hip-hop artist, Heavy D, died today.
"Heavy D -- real name Dwight Arrington Myers -- was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today ... and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM. He was 44 years old. We've learned a 911 call was placed from Heavy's Beverly Hills home around 11:25 AM to report an unconscious male on the walkway.
When help arrived, we're told Heavy D was conscious and speaking -- and was transported to a nearby hospital. He died a short time later. Cops are investigating the death -- and so far, there are no obvious signs of foul play. Police are currently at the home."
Heavy D's last tweet on twitter reads: @heavyd: BE INSPIRED!
What a very fitting last tweet.
Such a sad day for the hip-hop community.