Rapper and actor Heavy D died on Tuesday at the age of 44 in Los Angeles after collapsing outside of his Beverly Hills home.
According to the Los Angeles Times rapper Heavy D, whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers, died in an emergency room at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after collapsing outside of his home. As reported, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office is currently investigating the cause of death.
Dwight Arrington Myers burst onto the rap scene in the late 80s as the rapper Heavy D, the frontman for the group Heavy D and the Boyz. After gaining attention for the song “Mr. Big Stuff”, Heavy D went on to record such memorable hits as “Gyrlz, They Love Me” and “Now That We Found Love”.
As an actor, Heavy D had a regular role in the David E. Kelley series Boston Public plus appeared in Law & Order: SVU and most recently the film Tower Heist.
Dwight Arrington Myers, aka Heavy D, was 44 years-old at the time of his death.