Rapper Heavy D dies

It’s a sad day for the hip-hop world, and for fans, as rapper Heavy D passed away. The 44-year-old star who shot to fame with his 1991 hit Now That We Found Love and appeared in several movies, was reportedly rushed to a hospital after a 911 call was made from his Beverly Hills home. Officials are saying that no foul play is suspected, but they are investigating the death.

Born Dwight Arrington Myers, Heavy D was a pioneer in the rap world starting out his career in the 80s with his group Heavy D & the Boyz. He had just performed at two special events last month: the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales with La Toya Jackson and the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. He also has a minor role in the new Eddie Murphy comedy Tower Heist.

His last note on twitter read:Be Inspired! Never stop believing.. Magic is just science we don’t understand.. Every original idea was considered insanity at first,” he wrote on Nov. 4. Jennifer Lopez, MC Hammer, Diddy, LaToya Jackson, Brandy and Shaquille O’Neal are among those who have posted notes of remembrance about Heavy D on their Twitter pages. He is survived by a daughter, Xea.

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  1. Tayderhead • November 10, 2011 @ 12:30 PM

    Too bad rap wouldn’t hippity hop away or die out with him.

  2. Kathy • November 10, 2011 @ 6:40 PM

    Tayderhead. I’ve read three of your remarks in this edition of Tribute. I find you quite rude.

  3. lor • November 10, 2011 @ 8:16 PM

    TAYDERHEAD must have sold his soul to the devil to come up with a comment like that.

  4. K.S. • November 10, 2011 @ 8:18 PM

    @Tayderhead you’re very immature and ignorant how old are you grown Man acting like a little Boy. If you don’t know the Hip Hop culture and elements then you should keep your mouth closed. Just because some Hip Hop Artist make Hip Hop seem bad doesn’t mean all Rappers are about Guns, Drugs, Money, Hoes etc. Heavy D was a good cat and made fun Hip Hop that People could party too and your Parents could listen to. I’m done wasting my time on a loser like you Karma’s a B&#!* so I’m a be laughing when it slaps you in your Face grow up little boy.

    My condolences to Heavy D’s Family, Friends and Fans. And yes I’m one of them. My friend Eva bought me his Tape “BIG TYME” back in 1989 that’s how I got introduced to his Music. RIP HEAVY D and RIP TROUBLE T TROY (He was one of Heavy D’s back up Dancers that passed away a long time ago)

  5. D • November 10, 2011 @ 9:03 PM

    He was part of a great time in hip hop and rap. Rest in peace Overweight Lover!!! You were one of the greats!

  6. Nobody Important • November 10, 2011 @ 9:29 PM

    Tayderhead… only if you hippity hop over a cliff.

  7. Rita • November 11, 2011 @ 1:55 AM

    I’m sorry to hear that. I just saw him in Tower Heist! Best of everything to his Family, Friends and Fans!! I never knew who he was in the movie and I keep up to speed who singers are as well. But you can’t hear of everyone. He will rest in Peace(RIP) now.

  8. ashley • November 11, 2011 @ 11:00 AM

    Tayderhead GROW UP! Just because you may not like hip hop music…. SOME ONE DIED show some compassion (that is, if people like YOU are able to do that!)

  9. ugh • November 11, 2011 @ 1:11 PM

    Hahaha @Nobody Important, so true. Who is this Tayderhead idiot anyway, how ’bout saying something smart or useful, you ridiculous moron?

  10. Tayderhead • November 12, 2011 @ 1:51 AM

    Eat your hearts out 🙂

  11. Karyn • November 13, 2011 @ 5:53 PM

    R.I.P Heavy, The Hip-Hop world has lost a true inspiration.

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