Sadly, Heavy D is dead. The rapper and actor who became famous in the ’90s with his group Heavy D and the Boyz, died from an “accident” at his home, but the cause of death is still unclear.
The beloved talented entertainer, whose real name is Dwight Arrington Myers was found on the ground in a walkway at his Beverly Hills mansion early Tuesday morning.
According to a report from TMZ, the Hip Hop legend managed to speak before he was transported to a nearby hospital. However, he was pronounced dead a short time later. The cause of death by some sites was the result of a fall. However, police have not officially confirmed that possibility.
Ironically, Trouble T. Roy (Troy Dixon), a member of Heavy D and the Boyz died at age 22 in July of 1990 from what is reported as a fall.
The track, “They Reminisce Over You,” now a hip hop classic, was created by Pete Rock and CL Smooth in tribute to their fallen homie.
Heavy was still in the game, and recently performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards in October, less than a month before he died. Before that, he performed at the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in Wales days earlier, where he sang “Jam” with La Toya Jackson.
He is best known for his slick style in killing lyrics and adding his own bubbly twist to them. “Living Large” was the first track he dropped that put him on the map with the Boyz in the late ’80s. Later, “Now That We Found Love” (1991) would seal his legacy as one of the best MCs to rock a mic. Check out the video on YouTube.
Heavy D then took his talents to television where he laid down the intro to In Living Color, and even did some acting of his own on the Big Screen. Hopefully, his family and friends learn of the cause of death soon, so that closure can take place. RIP, “D.”