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Heavy D Dead at 44

Heavy D — real name Dwight Arrington Myers — was pronounced dead at an L.A. hospital at 1 PM on Tuesday, November 8. He was 44 years old.Click "NEXT" to see what celeb friends and fans posted on Twitter after the news broke.


This is too heavy, I can't believe it. HEAVY D was just here. Truly gone too soon. My heart and support goes out to his family. R.I.P HEAVY

Russell Simmons

I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Heavy D. A long time friend and a beautiful person

Samuel L. Jackson

Ahhh man! Heavy D?! Dwight wz a dear friend. Fond memories of a truly cool brutha.

Nicki Minaj

We'll never forget you babe! #hiphopelite #RIPHeavyD

Rev Run

R.I.P to one of the best rappers who ever Did it @HeavyD You will be missed tremendously!


Heavy D one of Hip-Hops finest. Your art and contribution will live 4ever brother! #RIPHheavyD

Ice T

Terrible news 'Heavy D' died today.. Rest In Peace homie...

Alyssa Milano

Heavy D gave me advice when I was pregnant. He said, "Cherish every single moment. It goes by way too fast". Rest in peace, Heavy D.


Man. I was just with Heavy D recently in London. Had I known it'd be the last time I'd see him, I woulda told him he was truly great. RIP...

Wilmer Valderrama

We have lost another member of Hip Hop"s legacy, a TRUE Rap legend... "Heavy D" RIP...... WV

Adam Rodriguez

With great sadness I wish my brother Dwight Meyers aka "Heavy D" a peaceful journey into the next life. You will be missed in this one Hev.

Travis Barker

Damn.. R.I.P. HeavyD~

Mike Epps


Orlando Jones

A very close friend of mine passed away today. Heavy D was a genius an amazing father and a true friend. My heart goes out to Dwight and his family. I am personally devastated by the horrible news. Much love my brother. Much much love.

Jackee Harry

RIP Heavy D ( @heavyd ): Hip Hop Legend, Music Exec, ... All Around GREAT Guy. #GoneTooSoon

LaLa Vazquez

Stunned by the news of @heavyd passing away. He was an amazing man that always wanted 2help others..may GOD bless him in heaven&his family

Omar Epps

Damn! RIP Heavy D.. He was a genuine, good dude! Lift his family up in prayer..

Jonathan Knight

Just heard Heavy D passed away! Wow Wow Wow I'm shocked!

Mario Lopez

He was a cool, smooth big man... R.I.P Heavy D.. My condolences to your family

Rosario Dawson

Thank you for inspiring always.Such sad news to hear you've left us so early. Blessings to your family.Rest in Peace “@heavyd: BE INSPIRED!


Rap legend Heavy D died today after being rushed to an L.A. hospital. He was 44.

Almost immediately after news of his passing broke, big names in the rap world, as well as celebrity friends and fans, took to their Twitters to share their personal thoughts on losing one of their own.

One of the most heartfelt tributes came from Christopher "Kid" Reid of Kid 'n Play, who told this anecdote:

"I was across the street in front of my hotel in L.A. a few months ago, and Heavy was across the street looking at me like I was suppose to know who he was. But he has lost so much weight I didn’t recognize him -- he looked like a model. I told him he is not going to be Heavy D anymore he is going to be Skinny D and he just kept laughing about it. He had no health problems. He said he just lost weight to get in shape and stay healthy. This is really unbelievable. I am lost of words. This is real crazy. Just two weeks ago I talked to him on the phone about how he finished [his new] album and he wanted me to check it out for my feedback. I told him I was going to view it when I got back from my cruise. He is like a brother to me we did crazy things together and so many memories."

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Comments (1)

Emmett North Jr:  1106 days ago

I was shocked and saddened to hear about 'Heavy D',i once came across him once in west hollywood back in the mid nineties,i liked his music and his music persona,i liked his style,i thought he had moved back to the east coast since not seeing him or hearing anything about him since the nineties,he'll be missed like so many now,'Heavy D',you'll be missed,Emmett North Jr

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