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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Rapper Heavy D Dead at Age 44

A true legend in the hip hop genre has passed away today, with sad news that rapper Heavy D is dead. The "overweight lover" famous for songs including "Now That We Found Love" died at age 44.

An early report from TMZ indicates that Heavy D, real name Dwight Arrington Myers, had to be rushed to the hospital in Los Angeles earlier today. Myers was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Apparently, there had been a 911 call made which reported "an unconscious male on the walkway" outside of Heavy D's Beverly Hills home during Tuesday morning. Help rushed to the scene and found Myers conscious and able to speak. Unfortunately he died a short time later of being taken to the hospital.

Heavy D is considered one of the pioneers in rap as well as the mainstream rap movement. His videos frequently played on "YO! MTV Raps," and they included "You Can't See What I Can See" the crew jam, "Don't Curse," and "Is It Good to You." Heavy D is also famous for creating the theme song for the sketch comedy show "In Loving Color." Most recently, he had a cameo in the movie "Tower Heist," and appeared at BET's 2011 Hip-Hop Awards as a performer.

For those that remember listening to Heavy D's music, this is a major loss. His work has inspired many other musicians along the way, and paved the way for rap to be among mainstream music. Heavy D is being remembered by fellow musicians and celebs for his good nature and contributions to music.

RIP to one of rap's true greats whose musical legacy will not be forgotten.

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