On November 8th, 2011 1990’s rap legend [lastfm link_type=””]Heavy D[/lastfm] passed away after being rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, CA. He was 44 years old. His cause of death was not immediately known.
Best known for “Now That We Found Love,” Heavy D (born Dwight Arrington Myers) moved to America from Jamaica to pursue his dream of becoming an actor, rapper, record producer, and leader of Heavy D & the Boyz.
Both fans and friends are in shock over his death. Many fellow rappers remember him for his words:
“Nobody Owes You Anything.”
[lastfm link_type=”similar_artist_radio”]Heavy D & The Boyz[/lastfm] – “We Got Our Own Thing”
Everyone from [lastfm link_type=””]Rev Run[/lastfm] to [lastfm link_type=””]Russell Simmons[/lastfm] has tweeted about the untimely death:
Sean Kingston: R.I.P Rap legend Heavy D One Of The Most Influential Rappers Of The ’90s Era… Smh Another Sad Day For Music You Will Def Be Missed Man
Tweet: R.I.P HEAVY D
Russell Simmons: I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Heavy D. A long time friend and a beautiful person
Nas: RIP TO A REAL HIP HOP LEGEND HEAVY D!
Timbaland: I’m at a lost for words rip heavy d
John Legend: I’m so sad about Hev. He really was a wonderful person.
Diggy Simmons: Wooow can’t even believe that. RIP Heavy D and my condolences to his family. A true Hip Hop great
Nick Cannon: I’m hoping that these are rumors what people are saying about my man @heavyd My heart won’t allow me to believe it!
Melanie Fiona: RIP Heavy D. Damn. Xo
Missy Elliot: U will be missed Heavy D so many laughs we’ve shared but your Music is Timeless and will Always be Around 4ever Love u Heav…
Wendy Williams: RIP Heavy D…..love you like cooked food!
Lala Vazquez: Stunned by the news of @heavyd passing away. He was an amazing man that always wanted 2help others..mayGOD bless him in heaven&his family
Mario Lopez: The overweight lover Heavy D was one of my favorites growing up. From an era when hip hop was fun, entertaining and had a social conscience. He was a cool, smooth big man… R.I.P Heavy D.. My condolences to your family
Ne-Yo: Man. I was just with Heavy D recently in London. Had I known it’d be the last time I’d see him, I woulda told him he was truly great. RIP…
Travis Barker: Damn.. R.I.P. HeavyD~
Ludacris: Money Earnin Mount Vernon. My Pops & Grandpops were from there. Rest in Peace Heavy D. He put Mount Vernon on the Map.
Rickey Smiley: Please tell me the news about Heavy D is not true
Latoya Jackson: @heavyd My heart goes out to the family and love ones of Heavy D I am sooo sorry for your lost. You will be in my prayers.
Usher: This is too heavy, I can’t believe it. HEAVY D was just here. Truly gone too soon. My heart and support goes out to his family. R.I.P HEAVY
Samuel L. Jackson: Ahhh man! Heavy D?! Dwight wz a dear friend. Fond memories of a truly cool brutha.
Nicki Minaj: We’ll never forget you babe! #hiphopelite #RIPHeavyD
Rev Run: R.I.P to one of the best rappers who ever Did it @HeavyD You will be missed tremendously!
Common: Heavy D was…no…is one of Hip-Hops finest. Your art and contribution will live 4ever brother! #RIPHheavyD
Ice T: Terrible news ‘Heavy D’ died today.. Rest In Peace homie…