It’s a sad day in the world of hip hop, as we’ve learned that the “Overweight Lover” himself, Heavy D, has passed away at just 44-years-old.
Rap legend Heavy D – one of the most influential rappers of the ’90s — died earlier today.
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. [SOURCE]
No official statements have been released, but rumors have been circulating that the cause of death was most likely a heart attack. His passing definitely comes as a shock, considering he just recently returned to the stage, performing live for the first time in 15 years at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards. You can check out that performance below. -RIP-