Heavy D - Heavy D Died Hours After Paying Tribute To Joe Frazier09 November 2011
Heavy D Died Hours After Paying Tribute To Joe Frazier
Although the rapper was said to be struggling with a minor illness, his passing was entirely unexpected. Website Tmz.com report how designer Adam Mills found Heavy leaning against a railing in his apartment building after he had struggled to climb a flight of stairs. Mills recalled how the singer was saying "I can't breathe, I can't breathe", before the emergency services arrived. Just hours before his death, Heavy told Twitter followers to "Be Inspired", which turned out to be his very last post on the social networking site. Earlier, he had acknowledged the death of boxer Joe Frazier, saying, "Smokin Joe Frazier..Rip.. truly one of the best heavyweight champs that ever lived.. Gods Speed,Mr Frazier" -within a matter of hours Heavy was dead.
The self-proclaimed "overweight lover" of hip hop, Heavy D found fame with his band The Boyz and scored hits such as 'Now That We Found Love' in 1991.He continued to enjoy commercial success before making the foray into acting - he is currently starring in Brett Ratner's comedy 'Tower Heist', with Ben Stiller and EDDIE MURPHY.
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