Heavy D died of a suspected heart attack and was found dead on his kitchen floor by his brothers, his neighbour has said.
The Celebrity Big Brother star, whose real name was Colin Newell, passed away this week after going missing for a fortnight, but no cause of death has been revealed yet.
Lorna Onabanjo, who lives near Colin’s home in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, says she last saw him on November 14, and became worried that she didn’t hear from him again as he seemed down to her.
She told the MailOnline: “I did my best to raise his spirits but then he went home and no one ever heard of him again.”
Ms Onabanjo said she had been contacted by Colin’s family this morning and they shared the sad news about his death.
She continued: “Some of his brothers went around to his home in North London and they saw his body through a window on the kitchen floor.
“At the moment it’s suspected he died of a heart attack but we won’t know until after a post mortem.”
Mirror Online has contacted Heavy D’s reps for comment.
His brother Patrick Newell confirmed the sad news, saying he’d been desperately searching for Colin for two weeks before his death.
He had not been seen on social media since November 14.
Heavy D was best known for appearing on Storage Wars
He became known for his catchphrase “Boom!” which he shouted after sealing a bid on the show.
The TV star also had a stint on CelebrityBig Brother in 2016.