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R.I.P. Dwight “Heavy D” Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011)

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. 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.


We just lost another legend… Too soon. My condolence too his family and close friends, cousins Pete Rock & Grap Luva. May you rest in piece and we’ll never forget what you did for hip hop!! We already miss you…

DJ Premier produced two track for Heavy D on his album “Blue Funk” in 1992.

You now above us meeting up with the other greats, rip. This was his last very strong message he left for the world:

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11 Responses to “R.I.P. Dwight “Heavy D” Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011)”

  • Comment from Curtis75Black

    RIP man !! You will be missed !! Always loved your music !! Now you can rock JAM with Micheal Jackson.

  • Comment from Curt McGirt

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW this cant be for real!! Damn man that is fucked up!! RIP to Heavy D. I’m shocked than a muthafucka. I know he’s been behind the scene’s doing his thing for some years and all but I was interested in seeing how his comeback to the mainstream would be received. He was in the process of finishing Blue Funk 2 and had performed on the BET Hip Hop awards… Well… Once again rest in peace Bruh.

  • Comment from Gunnar Jam

    Today was not a good day (sorry Ice Cube) Frazier passed and now Heavy…..

  • Comment from LamarMatic

    Wow, I still can’t believe it. Premo should do a tribute show next week.

  • Comment from Big Neil

    R.I.P. Heav….A Real Bru-tha and a True Icon!

    BTW…..I thought Primo produced 3 tracks…the other being, “Here Comes The Heavster”……

  • Comment from Sinosure

    R.I.P. Heavy D! You brought fun & a dancing craze to the hip hop world! Your talents will be greatly missed! My prayers go out for his family! Also, thanks for your last “tweet” to the world, “be inspired”! I am bruh! I just got back into beat making & I’m inspired by different things everyday to get my creative juices flowing! Let’s keep the TRUE HIP HOP ALIVE!!!… On a side note, I’m just not getting how all our hip hop brethren are checking out at such an early age. It’s baffling to me! We need to keep in shape, get those prostate checks, & not be scared to go to the doctors when something is not right FELLAS!! Premo, keep doing ya thang bruh! Much love to the site & crew!

  • Comment from Sinosure

    Oh, & Heavy had that small cameo in Eddie Murphy’s new movie Tower Heist. I guess that must have been his last major tv roll. Anyways rest in peace Heavy D.!

  • Comment from Grass

    Preemo produced Here Comes The Heavster and Yes Y’all on Blue Funk.
    R.I.P legend

  • Comment from Ama Hussla

    @Big Neil he produced 2 tracks, “yes y’all” & as you already said, “here comes the heavster”..
    “a bunch of niggas” is a jesse west/heavy d production..

    rest in paradise heavy d, we will miss you

  • Comment from YanksDa1

    All of my favorites are dying due to non violence. First Guru and now Heavy! Condolences to his family and friends (Pete Rock, Grap Luva, Eddie F, CL Smooth, Rob O, Andre Harrell, and the whole INI movement). We will miss you. Rest in peace!

  • Comment from Big Neil

    @Ama Hussla, you’re right. My bad……just found my “Blue Funk” CD…ironically I’ve been rockin’ both “Big Tyme” and “Nuttin But Love” last month.

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