The 44-year old singer, real name Dwight Arrington Myers, had just returned from shopping when he was having trouble breathing as his approached his Beverly Hills home.
TMZ reports that Adam Mills, a designer who was in the building, saw him leaning against the railing and in distress. Adam told TMZ that Heavy D was conscious and told him “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe”.
Paramedics were called and he still had a pulse as he arrived at the hospital.
Witnesses said it was most likely a heart attack that caused the death of Heavy D. Police have ruled out any foul play.