R.I.P. Heavy D; Dead at 44

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The last couple of days have been downright lousy. On Thursday, November 3, Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot was found dead by his bandmates as they crossed the Canadian border while on tour. On Monday, boxing great Joe Frazier succumbed to liver cancer.

Yesterday afternoon, TMZ reported that Dwight Arrington Myers, better known as '90s rap icon Heavy D, passed away after being rushed to the hospital.

According to both TMZ and People, police say that foul play was not involved and are treating his passing as a "medically-related" death. Paramedics were called to Myer's Beverly Hills condo after the "original overweight lover" began experiencing trouble breathing.

The exact cause of his death is still unknown.

Best known for his 1991 hit, "Now That We Found Love," Heavy D remained a fixture in music releasing Love Opus this September as well as performing at the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in Wales just last month.


You can fast forward to the 3:00 marker to catch Heavy D strutting on stage.

We'll always remember him as the big man with the slick moves, quick tongue and feel good vibe.

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8 comments
E.
E.

A legendary hip hop artist whos love for the ladies and everything positive made him the teddy pendergrass of golden era hip hop. a man who had amazing business sense and was able to shift in and out of the music business with ease. A wonderful human being and better father, they dont make people like him anymore. I love you Hev. Rest Easy; God bless your mother and daughter.

AfricanizedMulletsByKunta
AfricanizedMulletsByKunta

Heavy D.... Never heard of it. And, since I won't take the time to read an article about a fat black thug, I'll never know...

Chitown
Chitown

Please be inform before you speak about Heavy D, you are truly clueless!!!

Sowedupent
Sowedupent

You are an ignorant asshole, heavy d was no thug! He was a role model who created positive music, and never cursed in any of his songs! He was one of my favorite rappers in the late 80's & early 90's. Godless you heavy & RIP

Egezzy2003
Egezzy2003

You dumb no history for music he wasn't a thug he was a non violent activist in the music world which I see u r rracist n stupid

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