Rapper Heavy D Dead at 44
Jamaican-born rapper Heavy D, whose hits include 1991’s “Now that We Found Love,” died on Tuesday after collapsing at his Beverly Hills condo. He was 44.
Heavy D, whose real name is Dwight Arrington Myers, had just returned from shopping when he collapsed outside his home. Beverly Hills police said the rapper was still alive when he was rushed to nearby Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He, however, died while being attended to by doctors. A cause of death remains unknown pending autopsy, authorities said. Police Lt. Mark Rosen said there appears no indication of foul play. “There are no obvious signs of foul play, and at this time his death is believed to be medically related,” police said in a statement.
Heavy D was born in Mandeville, Jamaica, but grew up in Mount Vernon, New York, where his family moved while he was still a young child. He first entered the music scene as leader of the rap group Heavy D & The Boyz. He appeared on several television shows and in movies, including The Cider House Rules and Step Up.