Rapper Heavy D also known as the " Over Weight Lover" died today after being rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 44 years old. His cause of death is not known at this time.
Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, was one of the most influential rappers of the early 1990s. He was the leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, which gained alot of fame for the theme song for the TV show “In Living Color.Heavy D also rapped on Michael Jackson’s “Jam” and Janet Jackson’s “Alright.”
The tragic accident occured earlier today.Heavy D was returning from a mall at around 11:30 a.m. and was climbing some stairs at his condominium when he experienced trouble breathing, according to staff at his Beverly Hills building.
The staff tried to help him to his home but he collapsed. When police arrived, they found him conscious but still having difficulty breathing. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center around noon, where he was pronounced dead.
In recent years, Heavy D focused more on TV and movie appearances. He made a cameo in Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller’s new film, “Tower Heist.” Heavy D performed at October’s BET Awards, his first live performance in over 15 years.
R.I.P Heavy D