Despite reportedly weighing over 300 pounds at the time of his death, it appears rapper ‘Heavy D’ was determined to get in shape. Some have now said that it was his workout regimen that could have led to his death?
According to TMZ, the rapper ran nearly every day and participated in a workout regimen that saw him acquiring membership in several Los Angeles gyms.
‘Heavy D’ lost 150 pounds in 2008 and accordingly, the rapper had been reformatting his workout regimen before his death.
The Hip Hop legend was reportedly eager to get back into physical fitness after being out of step with working out for a while.
‘Heavy D’ is said to have trained six to seven days a week.
According to TMZ, law enforcement reported that the rapper and producer had just returned home after shopping when he experienced breathing difficulty as he attempted to ascend a stairway. Adam Mills, an associate of the rapper, discovered a distressed Myers leaning against a railing in distress.
Mills reportedly cradled the weakened rapper and alerted others to call 911.
The Los Angeles Police Department issued a statement regarding the rappers death:
“Upon arrival, officers discovered a male, 44 years old, conscious, communicative, but having difficulty breathing. Beverly Hills Fire Department paramedics arrived on scene and transported the subject to near-by Cedars Sinai Medical Center. The individual ultimately died at the hospital. The identity of the individual was later confirmed as Dwight Arrington Meyers, also known as ‘Heavy D’.”