Very sad news to pass along today. Rapper Heavy D, of Heavy D and the Boyz, passed away earlier today after he was rushed to the hospital. According to TMZ, Heavy D — real name Dwight Arrignton Myers — was found in an unconscious state so an emergency call was made to 911. Very sadly, D didn’t make it and he was pronounced dead at the hospital. He was only 44 years old.
Rap legend Heavy D — one of the most influential rappers of the ’90s — died earlier today … TMZ has learned. Heavy D — real name Dwight Arrington Myers — was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today … and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM. He was 44 years old. We’ve learned a 911 call was placed from Heavy’s Beverly Hills home around 11:25 AM to report an unconscious male on the walkway. When help arrived, we’re told Heavy D was conscious and speaking — and was transported to a nearby hospital. He died a short time later. Cops are investigating the death — and so far, there are no obvious signs of foul play. Police are currently at the home. Heavy D had several massive hits — including “Now That We Found Love.” He also wrote and performed the theme song for “In Living Color” … and appeared as an actor in the movie “Life.” Heavy just performed at the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in Wales on October 8. He sang “Jam” with La Toya Jackson — and rocked it.
Wow. This is so sad. 44 years old is far too young to die. At this point, we cannot know for sure what led to Heavy D‘s untimely death but my sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. I am a big fan of Heavy D‘s music and he will be sorely missed. This is just so tragic. Rest well, D.