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.
Heavy just performed at the BET Awards in October — and appeared to be fine.
So far, the details of his passing are sparse, so stay tuned as we keep our ear to the ground for more information.
Rest in peace, D, your rapping will be missed. Our condolences go out to his family and close friends. RIP.
Update: Reportedly, a call was made to 911 from the rapper’s home in Beverly Hills at 11:25 AM PST to report that an man was unconscious in the walkway. Paramedics arrived to a conscious and talking Dwight, so they took him to a nearby hospital, where he passed away a short time after. Authorities do not suspect foul play and are investigating the death.
Stay tuned for updates as they are made available.
Heavy D’s most popular recording was Now That We Found Love…check it out below: