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Title: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: big dawg on November 08, 2011, 04:57:38 PM
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.

We've learned a 911 call was placed from Heavy's Beverly Hills home around 11:25 AM to report an unconscious male on the walkway .

When help arrived, we're told Heavy D was conscious and speaking -- and was transported to a nearby hospital.

He died a short time later.

Cops are investigating the death -- and so far, there are no obvious signs of foul play. Police are currently at the home.


link (http://www.tmz.com/2011/11/08/heavy-d-dead/)
Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: FireBrand on November 08, 2011, 05:46:53 PM
This is rel sad news!!! De Overweight Lover's flow, dance and style made him a cut above the rest in his day....a true rap pioneer! God speed Heavy!

Heavy's last performance.
http://www.youtube.com/v/FdPYZhAyyGs
Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: fari on November 08, 2011, 05:59:27 PM
RIP to heavy.  this man had an ill flow, coulda dance and most importantly did not have to curse to make hit records!!!!   first rap album i ever had.    real, real sad.   i wish him a peaceful journey.
Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: FF on November 08, 2011, 06:55:00 PM
oh gawd!!

RIP Heavy D
Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: Controversial on November 08, 2011, 09:25:19 PM
rip big man  :beermug:
Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: soccerman on November 08, 2011, 10:14:10 PM
Sad news, RIP. Up to this day still listen Heavy D and Super Cat "dem na worry me", one of my favorite hits.
Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: Bakes on November 09, 2011, 12:22:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/qHe6qMzq_Jg
Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: kicker on November 09, 2011, 08:57:27 AM
Very sad - so young too!!

The one positive thing about famous artistes passing away is that their work gets a deserved appreciation boost in the near aftermath of their passing, and even beyond... Keeps the memories alive - I'm sure that helps their loved ones through it...

RIP Heavy D
Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: Dutty on November 09, 2011, 11:29:17 AM
WDF!

all mih musical icons leaving too soon
Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: Peong on November 10, 2011, 12:15:17 PM
I real enjoy his old dancehall tunes, Girl Here's My Number, Dem No Worry We, Respect Due with Daddy Freddy, Modern Connection with Brig. Jerry, Hotness with Buju.
To me they were much better than his hip hop tunes.
Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: Trini _2022 on November 10, 2011, 03:17:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/9FzevDEHN9g


http://www.youtube.com/v/x45o1KpUzW8
Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: AirMan on November 17, 2011, 11:30:50 PM
Hip Hop icon. R.I.P
Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: weary1969 on November 18, 2011, 01:40:54 PM
Obama sends note for Heavy D funeral


MOUNT VERNON, New York (AP) Hip-hop star Heavy D was remembered through laughter and tears at a funeral service Friday that included anecdotes from longtime friend Diddy and words of encouragement for his young daughter, delivered in a letter from President Barack Obama.

"We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers," read the Obama note, according to the Rev. Al Sharpton, who quoted from it during the service.

Xea Myers, Heavy D's 11-year-old daughter, told the audience that her father was "still here, not in the flesh, but in the spirit."

Heavy D, whose real name was Dwight Myers, was influential in the development of rap as it grew into phenomenon in the late 1980s and 1990s. His hits included "Now That We've Found Love" and "Nuttin' But Love"; much of his music marked the "New Jack Swing" era in urban music, and he stood out from the pack with his rhymes, typified by a positive vibe and a lightheartedness that endeared him to so many.

Grace Baptist Church was so crowded that an overflow area was set up. Among those in attendance were Usher, Queen Latifah, Don King, Q-Tip, John Legend and Rosie Perez.

Heavy D died last week in Los Angeles at the age of 44. His family said the death was due to complications from pneumonia.

The self-proclaimed "Overweight Lover" was born in Jamaica but reared in Mount Vernon, where the service was held. He dubbed the city "Money Earnin' Mount Vernon," and it was also the home of Sean "Diddy" Combs.

Through jokes, Combs talked about how Heavy D helped give him his start in the music industry, and how their decades-long friendship continued until Heavy D's death.

Singer Johnny Gill was tearful, saying: "Just want to say to Heavy: Job well done." He later gave a powerful rendition the gospel hit "Never Would Have Made It."




Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: fari on November 18, 2011, 05:15:19 PM
de effin president send a note for de man oui...RIP Heavy
Title: Re: Heavy D Dead at 44
Post by: mal jeux on November 21, 2011, 01:17:26 PM
biggie, now heavy d! Why didn't the big man take fat joe instead?