Rapper Heavy D Dead At Age 44
Jamaican-born rapper Heavy D died Tuesday at age 44, MTV News reports. Known as the leader of the group Heavy D & The Boyz, popular for much of '90s, Heavy was born Dwight Arrignton Myers in Jamaica but grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. He was found unconscious at his L.A. home and later died at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
Together with the Boyz, Heavy engineered such hip-hop dance hits as 1991's "Now That We Found Love" and 1994's "Nuttin' but Love." He peformed on Janet Jackson's 1990 single "Alright" from her Rhythm Nation album and rapped on Michael Jackson's 1991 hit "Jam."
Heavy also performed at Jackson's tribute concert in Cardiff on October 8. Jackson's sister, La Toya, who appeared with Heavy D at the event, expressed her condolences on Twitter. "My heart goes out to the family and [loved] ones of Heavy D," she tweeted.
Exact causes of Heavy D's death have not been reported.
Watch a video of his hit, "Now That We Found Love," here: