Rap legend and actor Heavy D has passed away.
The superstar is one of Hip Hop’s most prolific and influential rappers and died today at the age of 44.
Born Dwight Arrington Myers on May 24, 1967, Heavy D was pronounced dead at 1pm after he was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today. … and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM.
According to TMZ, “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 where he died a short time later.”
The Jamaican/American rapper, record producer, singer and actor, Heavy D is famously known for his group Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group which included G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), “Trouble” T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell), his appearances on A Different World, Roc and Living Single.
He has recently ventured into reggae music and can now be described as a reggae fusion artist.
Check out Heavy D’s most recent video for his hit reggae infused single, No Matter What:
Cops are investigating the death — and so far, there are no obvious signs of foul play. Police are currently at the home.