Rap star Heavy D, has died at the age of 44 after collapsing near his home in L.A
The news has sent shock waves across the Music and Entertainment industry, as Heavy D was one of the most popular stars of our time.
His agent Andrew Weitz, confirmed his death, but did not reveal the cause of death. It is understood that a post mortem has brought inconclusive results. Reports say that Heavy D collapsed near his home and an ambulance took him to the emergency room at Cedar Sinai Medical Centre and declared dead there. The L.A’s coroners office is looking into the cause of death, an investigation is under way. TMZ reported that people at the Medical centre are saying he was treated for symptoms of a heart attack
Heavy D, real name Dwight Arrington Myers was born in Jamaica on May 24 1967, but grew up in America , he was not just a rapper, but also an actor and record producer. He was the leader of Heavy D & The Boyz, a hip hop group along side G-Whiz, Trouble T . Roy ans Eddie F. He recorded number of huge hits, including ‘In Living Color’, on Uptown records, and ‘Now That We Found Love’ Being mentioned, in super star rapper Notorious B.I.G’s massive track ‘Juicy’, in the line ” Salt n Pepa and Heavy D in the Limousine, concreted his place as rap royalty. His acting career was just as successful appearing in a number of movies and television shows, including Big Trouble, Life and The Cider House Rules. Even those who do not listen to rap music would recognise his voice, as he performed the rap portion of Michael Jackson’s single Jam.
Heavy D’s last appearance in public in the movie Tower Heist, which premiered just 4 days before his untimely death. Many big name Celebrities including Justin timberlake, P Diddy, usher, La Toyah Jackson, Nick Cannon, Missy Elliot, and Timberland have been flooding Twitter with tributes about the star,
Ironically, The last tweets by Heavy D were posted just hours before he collapsed, he wrote a tribute to Boxing legend Joe Frazier, ”SMOKIN JOE FRAZIER..RIP.. truly one of the best heavyweight champs that ever lived.. GODS SPEED, MR FRAZIER!” the rapper tweeted. An hour later Heavy D, tweeted his final message
R.I.P. HEAVY D