Mark Rosen told L.A. However, another law enforcement source confirmed to L.A. He also wrote and performed the theme songs for the comedy sketch shows “In Living Color” and “MADtv.”

Related:Rapper Heavy D dead after collapsing in Beverly Hills

Heavy D had a string of hip-hop and dance hits, starting in 1987, as the then-leader of the hip-hop group Heavy D and the Boyz.

Myershad a handful of film credits, including “The Cider House Rules,” “Life” and the recently released “Tower Heist.” He can also be seen on recent episodes of “Law & Order SVU” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.”

Los Angeles County coroners officials told L.A. He also recently performed at the BET Hip Hop Awards; you can watch his performance below:

Myers eventually went on to release a number of hits including “Now That We Found Love” in 1991. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images”/>Hip-hop legend Heavy D died Tuesday afternoon after collapsing on the walkway outside his Beverly Hills home, according to authorities. Myers had just performed at a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales on Oct. It was reported by The Times’Andrew Blankstein that Heavy Dmay have died of complications related to pneumonia, authorities said.

Authorities were called tothe 400 block of North Maple Drive about 11:25 a.m. 8, singing “Jam” with La Toya Jackson. Myers was then transported to a nearby hospital, where he died a short time later.

Rosen did not identify Heavy D as the victim. Hewas pronounced dead Tuesday in the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 8, 2009, in Los Angeles. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images” src=”http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef015392e7084f970b-640wi” alt=”Photo: Rapper Heavy D arrives at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. after a report that a man in his 40s had been found unconscious on a walkway near a building, Beverly Hills police Lt. 8, 2009, in Los Angeles. Now. Now that it was the rapper born Dwight Arrington Myers.

Heavy D was 44 years old.

PHOTOS:Heavy D | 1967-2011. Now that they would be handling the investigation into the cause and manner of the death.

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