Remembering Heavy D: What We Learn From His Life (And Death)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 15: Heavy D performs onstage during the BACARDI "Like It Live" Las Vegas event with Cee-Lo Green, Travis Barker and Mix Master Mike held at the Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on June 15, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Bacardi)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Bacardi)

Heavy D was one of the most beloved rappers in our time.  He was responsible for bringing Sean “Diddy” Combs and Usher into the music business as well.

Heavy D was a connector. He was cool with the hardcore gangsters and the elite. Many artists, like Will Smith, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and more claim that he was the one that got them their break.

So it’s no wonder that the entire music community took it hard when he died in 2011.

Results from an autopsy conducted on the “Big Tyme” rapper reveal his November 8, 2011 death at the age of 44 was caused by a