Heavy D Started Weight Loss Plan Soon Before Death

Heavy D Started Weight Loss Plan Soon Before Death

The rapper was making another attempt to get fit.

Published November 12, 2011

He may have had his problems with weight and fitness, but Heavy D was trying to improve his health until his very last days.


According to TMZ, 44-year-old Hev, who weighed 344 pounds at the time of his death, recently resumed a workout regime and was training with a fitness expert who had helped him lose hundreds of pounds in the past.


Tony, Heavy's trainer at the Ultra Body Fitness gym in Los Angeles, discussed a fitness plan with the rapper just three months before he passed away. Tony had helped Heavy lose 150 pounds in 2008. Tony recalls Hev as a hard worker who, in better days, exercised daily.


Heavy D had also lost a significant amount of weight — 135 pounds — in 2002, in a bid to jumpstart his acting career. 


In a 2003 interview with the Television Critics Association, Heavy recalled advice from a director. "I went on a couple auditions, and one director was kind enough to say, 'Look, you would've had this part but you're not fitting, you're stifling yourself.' He was right. I kind of always knew it in the back of my mind."

Written by Smriti Mundhra


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