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Rapper Heavy D Dies, Did You Like Him? I Did.

Deborah 2011/11/09 23:39:35
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Hip-hop artist Heavy D died Tuesday after collapsing outside his condo in Beverly Hills, and as the music community and other fans offered condolences, an autopsy was on tap to pin down the 44-year-old's cause of death.

Power producer Russell Simmons on Wednesday remembered his friend, saying in part on the Global Grind, "Rest in peace Heavy, you were the only rapper everybody always loved. You never rapped a mean word about anybody ... you only spread love. You were truly the overweight lover. You will be greatly, greatly missed."

Heavy D, real name Dwight Arrington Myers, had trouble breathing when he arrived home after a shopping trip, L.A. Now reported. He was conscious when authorities arrived, but died later at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Authorities said that he may have died from complications of pneumonia, with a source telling The Times' Andrew Blankstein the rapper had seen a doctor for a cough in recent days.

PHOTOS: Heavy D | 1967-2011

Toxicology test results related to autopsy will likely come in six weeks, coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said. Though no illegal drugs were found at Myers' condo, he had been prescribed medication recently and "We need to see what's in his system," Winter said.

Beverly Hills police said in a statement that "there are no obvious signs of foul play, and at this time his death is believed to be medically related." Heavy D, who was 6-foot-4, weighed more than 300 pounds when he died, TMZ reported.

News reached the Twittersphere via Grand Master Flash, who wrote "I was just told Heavy D passed away." LL Cool J on Wednesday posted a picture of himself, Simmons and Jalil of Whodini with Myers, when they were "still teenagers on the grind." Lenny Kravitz, Timbaland, Rob Thomas, Flo Rida, MC Hammer and Kerry Washington were only a few of the celebs noting Heavy D's passing.

The Ministry also liked this tweet, from writer Jamilah Lemieux: "Few rappers have been so LOVING in their references to women as Heavy D. Maybe even less so today than ever. That made me love him."

Pop & Hiss has a rundown on Heavy's claims to fame, which began in the 1980s when he headed up hip-hop group Heavy D & the Boyz and later included the song "Now That We Found Love" (hear it below) and, recently, an appearance in the new Brett Ratner film "Tower Heist." He also wrote the theme songs to "MADtv" and "In Living Color," and performed at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in the UK in October.

Heavy D's last message on Twitter? "BE INSPIRED."

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  • I NEED A HORSE 2011/11/12 11:37:30
  • Deborah I NEED ... 2011/11/12 16:13:49
    Deborah
    +1
    Sorry about that, he was really cool.
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2011/11/11 22:12:45
    None of the above
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +1
    Who was he? Another bad rapper? Don't we have enough of these hacks
  • Didn't really know him.
    υяsυℓα  vεηgεαηcε ►нαя∂ cσяε sтяαιgнт ε∂gε◄
    +2
    I'd never heard any of his music before, but it's still sad. He was so young.
  • bruce banner 2011/11/11 01:42:52
    I really liked him.
    bruce banner
    +2
    he was fun and looked like he was having fun.
  • Deborah bruce b... 2011/11/12 16:14:43
    Deborah
    +2
    He did didn't he, thanks
  • bruce b... Deborah 2011/11/12 21:41:44
    bruce banner
    +2
    yep, and didn't curse either. i like sinbad the comedian because he doesn't curse.
  • Deborah bruce b... 2011/11/13 10:24:39
    Deborah
    +2
    There are some really respectful entertainers out there and he was one.
  • san 2011/11/10 15:38:33
    None of the above
    san
    +2
    I loved his music and he was one of the best.
  • Deborah san 2011/11/12 16:14:55
    Deborah
    +1
    He was.
  • san Deborah 2011/11/13 13:29:41 (edited)
    san
    +2
    Very positive and was not the stereotypical rapper. He could also dance his ass off.
  • Deborah san 2011/11/15 00:32:47
    Deborah
    +2
    He sure could
  • gnice123 2011/11/10 14:28:40
    I really liked him.
    gnice123
    +2
    "Girls the girls they love me!!!" R. I. P. Heavy D!!!




    Greg P.
  • TC 2011/11/10 08:31:09 (edited)
    I really liked him.
    TC
  • Deborah TC 2011/11/10 08:32:10
    Deborah
    +2
    Me too, thanks
  • kevracer 2011/11/10 06:26:51
    Didn't really know him.
    kevracer
    +2
    never heard of him before now
  • Deborah kevracer 2011/11/10 07:24:12
    Deborah
    +1
    He was a very positive entertainer
  • Buhbye Sodahead! 2011/11/10 05:36:48
    Didn't really know him.
    Buhbye Sodahead!
    +2
    He was just before my time. I knew of him though.
  • Deborah Buhbye ... 2011/11/10 07:24:24
  • Katherine 2011/11/10 05:36:46
    Didn't really know him.
    Katherine
    +2
    Well this is about the correct choice. I knew a little bit about him, at least I was familiar with him. Sad that he went at such a young age.
  • Deborah Katherine 2011/11/10 07:24:51
    Deborah
    +2
    Yes it is sad.
  • autumn 2011/11/10 05:24:48 (edited)
    Undecided
    autumn
    +3
    I have heard of him. (I vaguely recall him being in a failed tv sitcom also.. just remembered that..) Know a couple songs. Always sad when a person passes away. RIP. Seems like a very positive and decent person going by his last message on Twitter.
  • Deborah autumn 2011/11/10 07:25:41
    Deborah
    +1
    He was indeed.
  • mizzSHADYgirl 2011/11/10 05:22:19
    Didn't really know him.
    mizzSHADYgirl
    +2
    I have been informed that he was a rapper who died at 44. i dont kno about him and his music but Rip
  • Deborah mizzSHA... 2011/11/10 07:26:30
  • Callaway 2011/11/10 04:41:31
    Didn't really know him.
    Callaway
    +3
    Didn't know his music however 44 is too damn young to check out.
  • Deborah Callaway 2011/11/10 07:26:55
    Deborah
    +1
    It sure is.
  • Caedus01 Sith Lord of the P... 2011/11/10 04:37:31 (edited)
    I really liked him.
    Caedus01 Sith Lord of the PHAET
    +3
    was a class act before the bling bling, gangsta, we dont respect women era of rap of today
    RIP big HEAV
  • Deborah Caedus0... 2011/11/10 07:28:01
    Deborah
    +2
    That's what I really liked about him
  • Bear 2011/11/10 03:13:52
    None of the above
    Bear
    +1
    Never heard of him but don't like CRAP music anyhow. Music should be enjoyable, not a bunch of swearing encouraging you to get high and violent.
  • Melizmatic Bear 2011/11/10 03:43:29
    Melizmatic
    +3
    Uh... Heavy D didn't make that kind of music; pretty much everything he put out was positive, and he didn't curse.

    But way to judge something that you don't really know anything about, and to make gross over-generalizations; that always turns out SO well.


    Good job.

    gold star
  • Bear Melizmatic 2011/11/10 03:46:03
    Bear
    +2
    Yes I made a generalization. If I was wrong, I apoligize.
  • Deborah Bear 2011/11/10 07:32:53
    Deborah
    +1
    You were very wrong
  • Caedus0... Bear 2011/11/10 16:33:22 (edited)
    Caedus01 Sith Lord of the PHAET
    +1
    But you manned up ( is that a word?) and apologized an admirable quality and respectable act
  • Deborah Melizmatic 2011/11/10 07:33:23
    Deborah
    +2
    Thanks Melizmatic
  • Deborah Bear 2011/11/10 07:31:38
    Deborah
    +1
    That's not what he was about, that's what made him different. And if you ever watched the show In living color, you heard his voice everytime it came on.
  • Xerxes 2011/11/10 03:07:44
    Didn't really know him.
    Xerxes
    +3
    I am not a fan of Rap, but my understanding is that he was a highly talented and creative person, I am sure he will be missed
  • Deborah Xerxes 2011/11/10 07:33:55
    Deborah
    +2
    He was and very positive
  • gidianedwards97 2011/11/10 02:55:46
    Didn't really know him.
    gidianedwards97
    +2
    might of heard him but can't recall so no comment for or against.
  • Deborah gidiane... 2011/11/10 07:35:37
    Deborah
    +1
    Ever watch in living color? that's him rapping the intro song

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