Hip hop fans are stunned and mourning as they learn that Heavy D has died this afternoon in an LA hospital. Some might know Heavy D as Dwight Arrington Myers, his full legal name. Mr. Myers was 44 years old at the time of his death. Many tweets are bursting across the Twittersphere with R.I.P. Heavy D 1967-2011.
Dwight Myers was rumored to have just returned from shopping when he collapsed in the stairway and eventually ended on the floor. It was discovered by TMZ that a designer named Adam Mills found Heavy D and was told by Heavy D, “I can’t breath, I can’t breath.” Other people in the area called 911 and paramedics arrived at the scene and found that Dwight still had a pulse. The time of death for Heavy D was pronounced at 1PM just one hour after he arrived at the hosptial in Los Angeles. Many suspect Mr. Myers died of a heart attack.
Heavy D was known as one of the best and original people to produce music known as New Jack Swing. The Hip Hop world was infected with Heavy D’s style in the late 1980’s and throught the early 1990’s.
Heavy D had a Twitter account with over 168,917 followers. The last tweets from the @heavyd account were as follows:
@heavyd: BE INSPIRED!
@heavyd: SMOKIN JOE FRAZIER..RIP.. truly one of the best heavyweight champs that ever lived.. GODS SPEED,MR FRAZIER!
@heavyd: All glory comes from daring to begin.
@heavyd: Never stop believing.. Magic is just science we don’t understand.. Every original idea was considered insanity at first..
Top R&B Albums of Heavy D were classics like Waterbed Hev from 1997 which hit #9 in the US charts and #3 in R&B charts. There was Nuttin’ But Love (with the Boyz) in 1994 which hit #11 in the US charts and #1 in R&B charts. Other Albums were Blue Funk, Peaceful Journey, Big Tyme and Living Large.
You can watch some of Heavy D’s hits below:
Now that we found love ft. Aaron Hall
Nuttin’ but Love
Is It Good To You