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Heavy D's last tweet: "BE INSPIRED!"

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 01: Heavy D performs at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 1, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images)
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Heavy D performs at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Oct. 1, 2011 in Atlanta, Ga.
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(CBS) Heavy D kept a positive attitude right until the very end.

Just hours before the rapper died on Tuesday, he wrote, "BE INSPIRED!" -- which turned out to be his very last tweet.

Rapper Heavy D dead at 44

Earlier that day, Heavy D acknowledged the death of heavyweight boxer, Joe Frazier, writing, "SMOKIN JOE FRAZIER..RIP.. truly one of the best heavyweight champs that ever lived.. GODS SPEED,MR FRAZIER!"

One look at Heavy D's Twitter page and you'll find a series of inspiring (140 characters or less) thoughts. Like these two tweets made a few days before the 44-year-old rapper died:

"All glory comes from daring to begin."

"Never stop believing.. Magic is just science we don't understand.. Every original idea was considered insanity at first.."

Heavy D collapsed outside his Beverly Hills home following a shopping trip. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he died. Detectives found no signs of foul play and believe his death was medically related, according to police Lt. Mark Rosen.

The L.A. County coroner's office said it will be probably take about six weeks before officials determine the cause of death, according to the L.A. Times.