According to the New York Times, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed the death , saying that Heavy D —  frontman of the late 1980s and early 1990s group Heavy D & the Boyz — had collapsed at his home and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he died shortly after noon. The cause of death was not known as of Tuesday night, but the Beverly Hills police said that there was no evidence of foul play and that the death appeared to be “medically related.”

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Originally posted 2011-11-09 06:46:38.