An agent for Heavy D says the 44 year-old rapper has died. The ‘overweight lover’ Heavy D, one of the most influential rappers of the 1990s passed away earlier today.
Dwight Arrington Myers / Heavy D 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.
Cops are currrently investigating the death. So far, there are no obvious signs of foul play.
Dwight Arrington Myers, the rapper known as Heavy D of Heavy D and the Boyz, and his crew released their debut album “Living Large” in 1987. Their hits included “Now That We Found Love” and “Who’s the Man.”
In the mid-1990s, Heavy D became president of Uptown Records, the label that released most of his albums and was also the home to acts like Mary J. Blige and Jodeci.