Tuesday, November 8, 2011

R.I.P. Heavy D

Heavy D collapsed in his Beverly Hills home today, passing away at the age of 44. According to CNN, Heavy D (né Dwight Arrington Myers) "was pronounced dead in the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon, according to Los Angeles County coroner's operations chief Craig Harvey. The cause of death has not been determined, Harvey said.

While his hip-hop recording career began in 1987 with his group Heavy D & the Boyz, his breakthrough hit came in 1991 with a remake of the O'Jays' 'Now That We Found Love.'"

Most recently seen as an actor with a small part in Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller's heist comedy "Tower Heist," Heavy D was a prominent figure in the hip hop world in the late 1980s and early 1990s, recording his classic "Now That We Found Love" and also the theme track for "In Living Color" during that time period. The influential and pioneering Heavy D. will be missed. RIP


  1. He contributed so much to modern Hip-Hop he will be missed tremendously. Maybe he rest in peace. Thank you for the post

  2. Good post, I loved Heavy D! I was actually doing research online on Intellectual Property Law when I came across your very informative blog.


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