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R.I.P. Rapper Heavy D, Dead At 44

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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 icon sad Celebrities React To Heavy Ds Death

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…

[Source: ABC News, Twitter]

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