There’s some sad news coming out of the hip-hop community today.
Rapper Heavy D, the former leader of the hip-hop group Heavy D and the Boyz, has died today at the age of 44.
Reports are circulating that the rapper, who’s real name is Dwight Arrington Myers, was rushed to a LA area hospital and was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. Police are investigating his death but there are no signs of foul play.
Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, broke into the music industry with Living Large, his first record with the Boyz, in 1987. He went on to even greater success with the hit Now That We Found Love in 1991, and recorded theme songs for the television series In Loving Color and MADtv. In recent years, D recorded a series of reggae fusion albums.
It is currently unknown as to how Myers died.
Ironically, he just did an interview with famous radio personality Tim Westwood yesterday on which he discusses the birth of hip hop, working with Jay-Z, producing, touring the UK, Teddy Riley & Pete Rock. He also discusses the tragic passing of his friend Troy, which was the reason behind the cult hit They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.).
Unfortunately we are now left to reminisce over him. Heavy D will surely be missed.