Dwight Arrington Meyers, known as the rapper “Heavy D,” died Tuesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Lt. Mark Rosen of the Beverly Hills Police Department. Meyers was 44.
BHPD officers were dispatched to the 400 block of North Maple Drive in Beverly Hills at about 11:25 a.m. Tuesday regarding a report of an “unconscious person” laying on the walkway of a building.
Upon arrival, police discovered Meyers conscious and communicative, but having difficulty breathing. Beverly Hills Fire Department paramedics arrived on the scene and transported Meyers to the hospital, where he died.
An investigation by Beverly Hills police detectives revealed that Meyers was returning home from shopping and experienced difficulty breathing while walking into his condominium complex. Building personnel were assisting him up to his apartment when he collapsed in an exterior hallway.
The BHPD has reported that there are no obvious signs of foul play. The actual cause of death will be determined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
This report was compiled with information from the Beverly Hills Police Department and was originally published on Beverly Hills Patch.