Heavy D the original hip hop icon has gone from this arena to the next.
Rapper Heavy D collapsed in his Beverly Hills home Tuesday morning and died a short time later at a Los Angeles hospital, according to police and the coroner. He was 44.
Heavy D, whose real name is Dwight Arrington Myers, was found conscious with difficulty breathing at his home after police were called there at 11:25 a.m., the Beverly Hills police said in a news release.
He 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.
His last performance BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2011. He was the last act of the evening, very fitting.
His last tweet simply stated: “Be Inspired”
Our deepest prayers and condolences to Dwight’s family and friends. SOURCE