Rapper Heavy D Passes At Age 44

November 9, 2011
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Sad news hit the world yet again as rapper Dwight Arrington Myers, better known as Heavy D, was pronounced dead at Cedar Sinai Medical Center Tuesday (November 8th). According to a press release from the Beverly Hills Police Department, the Mount Vernon, New York, MC was transported to Cedars Sinai Medical Center after a 911 call was placed from the musician’s Beverly Hills home. The call was made around 11:25 a.m. PT to report an unconscious male, but when help arrived, Heavy was conscious and speaking, though he had difficulty breathing. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead just more than an hour later at 1 p.m. PT. As of now, the cause of death is unknown, but there are no signs of foul play.

Heavy D rose to fame in the early 90’s with hits such as ‘Now That We Found Love,’ ‘Nuttin But Love,’ and  the theme song from the television program In Living Color.

Celebrities took to Twitter to remember the New York rapper. Comedian Andy Milonakis wrote “RIP Heavy D, Hope you start a rap group with Big L, Big Pun & B.I.G.” Usher tweeted “This is too heavy, I can’t believe it. HEAVY D was just here. Truly gone too soon. My heart and support goes out to his family. R.I.P HEAVY.” Head Barbie Nicki Minaj retweeted Heavy D’s last tweet (BE INSPIRED) and then followed with her own tweet, ” “We’ll never forget you babe! #hiphopelite #RIPHeavyD.” Even actor David Boreaneaz tweeted in remembrance of the rapper, stating “I remember season 1 of Bones and Heavy D singing with Emily in between set ups. Sweet, kind, loving man with a ton of talent.RIP my friend.”

Myers recently performed ‘Mr. Big Stuff,’ ‘The Overweight Lover,’ ‘I Want Somebody,’ and ‘Is It Good to You’ at the 2011 BET Awards.

Rest in Peace Heavy D. This is truly a loss to the world of music.

-Kellie C.

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