Rapper Heavy D who is one of the most influential music artists is dead at age 44. According to a report by the los angeles times, Heavy D died at a Los Angeles hospital supposedly from pneumonia complications.
Police has ruled out any suspicions of foul play. Thousands of Heavy D fans have mourned about the loss on twitter and facebook. Heavy D’s own final tweet, posted late Monday Pacific time, was the simple message “BE INSPIRED!”
Medical authorities still have not confirmed the cause of Heavy D’s death. The Los Angeles coroner’s office has not given a offical report pending the results of toxicology test which may take several weeks.
As reported on LA times,
Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman, said last week no illegal drugs were found at Heavy D’s Beverly Hills home, but a doctor had prescribed him a drug after the rapper, 44, experienced a cough.
As reported by MTV
A private funeral is planned on November 18 at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, New York. Diddy and the Rev. Al Sharpton are expected to speak at the event and BET is planning a tribute to the Overweight Lover at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards that will feature Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Curtis Blow, Naughty By Nature, Whodini and Stetsasonic’s Daddy-O.
Fans will have a chance to pay their respects at a public viewing in his hometown of Mount Vernon on Thursday (November 17).