Rap legend Heavy D — one of the most influential rappers of the ’90s — died earlier today … TMZ has learned.
Heavy D — real name Dwight Arrington Myers — was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today … and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM. He was 44 years old.
learned a 911 call was placed from Heavy’s Beverly Hills home around
11:25 AM to report an unconscious male on the walkway .
When help arrived, we’re told Heavy D was conscious and speaking — and was transported to a nearby hospital.
He died a short time later.
Cops are investigating the death — and so far, there are no obvious signs of foul play. Police are currently at the home.
D had several massive hits — including “Now That We Found Love.” He
also wrote and performed the theme song for “In Living Color” … and
appeared as an actor in the movie “Life.”
Heavy just performed at the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in Wales on October 8. He sang “Jam” with La Toya Jackson — and rocked it (video below).
This is shocking.
This is crazy. He was at the BET Hip Hop Awards and put on a great performance. May he R.I.P.