According to Rosen, Heavy D “was returning home from shopping. He experienced difficulty breathing while walking into his condominium building. He was being assisted up to his apartment by building personnel when he collapsed in an exterior hallway.” (via Huffington Post)
An associate of Heavy D’s told TMZ that he died of pneumonia.
When I heard the news of Heavy D’s death at work today, I have to admit I was really sad. Every time I saw Heavy D he reminded me of my Uncle David & my dad for some reason. There was some resemblance but not a whole lot. And to think, that he passed away so young was a little mind bothering too. That just confirms that life can be taken at anytime and not to take it for granted.
The last time I saw Heavy D was at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards making his first appearance performing back on stage. He performed his greatest hits: “Nuttin’ But Love” , “Is It Good to You” , and “Now That We Found Love”.
Time has really flown by. R.I.P. Heavy D. You will truly be missed. You, the suave attitude, swagger, and dance movements.
Below you can watch Heavy D’s last performance aired at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards featuring Tyrese:
May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011