Hip-hop legend Heavy D has passed away at the age of 44.

Heavy D, real name Dwight Arrington Myers, was rushed to the hospital around noon today after his body was found outside of his Beverly Hills home. He was pronounced dead at a Los Angeles hospital at 1 p.m. PST on Nov. 8, 2011.

TMZ reports:

Heavy D had just returned from shopping and walked up some stairs when he began having trouble breathing. Adam Mills, a designer who was in the building and knew Heavy D, found him leaning against a railing and clearly in distress. Adam tells us he cradled Heavy D in his lap as others called 911. Adam says Heavy D was conscious and said to him, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.” When paramedics took Heavy D to the hospital he had a pulse. People in the building are saying he died of a heart attack, but we have not been able to confirm that. Law enforcement sources tell us … no foul play was involved and so far they only know the cause of death was “medical.”

He is survived by a wife and a daughter named Xea Myers,13.

Photo(Twitter): Heavy D is pictured with rapper MC Lyte and his daughter Xea in July of this year.

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  5. Xea is 11 not 13
    shes just really tall for her age!
    Dwight was a great man!
    i’m so sorry for his familys loss
    his death was a loss for everyone

  6. Heavy D. always looked like a clean cut guy and he was honerable,
    loving, kind and so handsome. I am 10yrs. older than him and his music touched my heart and soul, he touched my heart. When I did not see him for a while I always wondered what happened to him. I began seeing him in small T.V. rolls and I would say how good he looked and how well he played his role. Heavy D. had talent and soul. He was so smooth….. The heavy weight lover. I wished I could have had the pleasure to have meet him. Heavy your life my be over but your love for life lives on. Take a bow job well done. See you on the other side my brother keep holding it down.
    Love you and miss you huggs and kisses!! May God keep your family. love you, sandra

  7. R.I.P Heavy.
    I saw Xea when she was little. Aww she’s 13 now.They’re in my Prayers. When I visit Jamaica I will think of you.
    He was about to make a comeback too.
    He was in Tower Heist.

    • So true..it seems like so many people are dying younger and younger. Hev death shocked me. I remember jamming to him as a kid and loving the “In living Color” theme song he rapped and wrote. That song just as his others are all contagious songs that you just cannot forget the lyrics to.

  8. I read another story about Heavy on a non-black website (International Business Times), where this clown reporter (Connor) stated that Heavy was ” headed to the Thugz Mansion — or wherever it is that great rappers go when they die…,” and I about FLIPPED! How dare he try and characterize a rapper who was about NUTTIN’ BUT LOVE as a thug!!!

    RIP Heavy – We love you and remember what you were about!!!

  9. Shock, sadness, and disbelief! Not only because his music is a very big part of the “soundtrack” of my life, but also because I too, am 44 yrs old. This is a real wake up call. Whether or not his death was related to his size is, at this time, unknown. As one who has been overweight for several years now, I see his death as a sign for me to finally focus on getting healthy and fit. I want to live the life of my dreams until the day I die! Such a tragic loss, but an “in your face” reminder that we need to appreciate ( and cherish) each day bc tomorrow just isn’t promised. RIP Heavy D.

  10. My man Heavy D made some of the best HITS from my teen years.

    I listened to all the tributes today on the radio and it made me so sad!

    Songs I had forgotten that took me back to the good old days when life was partying and having fun!!!

    Rest in peace my brother!!!

  11. I was in shock & sadden to hear this news. When I seen him on the BET Hip Hop awards, I was telling my son how great he was as an artist & Heavy D had me dancing right along with him in my home. My prayers to his family, friends and fans. Such a big lose in the Hip Hop community. He was a ladies man & everyone loved him. His music didn’t have to downgrade women or even have to curse. You will be missed Heavy D. Thank you for your contribution and foot prints in Hip Hop.

  12. Growing up in the uk in the 90’s Heavy D formed my soundtrack. Blue Funk, Black Coffee, Peaceful Journey were and are classics. Up there with Busta as 1 of the most skilled, intelligent, versatile and entertaining MCees ever. Heavy didnt play that fake gangsta bul****. He was confident enough in his talent to play it straight. Sad loss. Love to his loved ones.


  14. I could not believe this when I heard it b/c I was just jamming along with him in my living room during the Hip Hop Awards on BET. He was dancing like he did back in the day and I thought he was coming back out. This is so sad. His family is in my prayers.

  15. I was shocked to hear he passed away he was only 44 years old. And for it to just happen so suddenly and soon. My thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and his entire family. May he R.I.P.

  16. RIP Heavy D! Just watched him on BET Hip Hop Awards 2011, singing to his songs, and dancing like a dancing machine! LOL “I Got Nothing But Love For You Baby”!!! The younger generations music is nothing compared to what we had. God Bless Your Family!

  17. This is so sad for his family and his daughter who looks just like him. I’m sure all of our thoughts and prayers go out to them. RIP Heavy D.

  18. I Loved Heavy’s music. Prayers go out his family, he will be missed. Bum diddely, diddely, diddely dee….rest in peace Heavy.

  19. I will miss Heavy D and his music..even though he was a rapper, his music made you want get up and dance. No one could take his place ever..he was indeed a legend. My hear goes out to his daughter Xea.

    Rest in enternal peace, Dwight (Hev).

  20. R.I.P Hev…..the “overweight lover” with swag who could dance his behind of! Heavy D is all over my Ipod when it’s time to clean the house. The man had a great career in acting and Hip Hop without having to curse, talk about violence or degrade women….a true legend! My prayers goes out to his wife, daughter and loved ones.

    (Sorry if this posts twice my phone is acting up!)

  21. R.I.P Hev!!! The over weight lover never made a song that I didn’t like. He’s on my Ipod play list when it’s time to clean the house. No cussing, talking about drugs, or putting women down and he is still a legend in Hip Hop. My prayers goes out to his daughter and wife!

  22. Sad that he died…
    But what I don’t get, is that you mention Heavy D and not Joe Frazier dying – I’m sure Frazier had (black) children and grandchildren too?

    • really?? I mean really distastefull and not the place. Who cares what color his child is. People, family and fans have lost two great people, a hip hop legend and a legend inside the ring!! GROW UP AND SHOW RESPECT!!

    • I get it – You’re just saying there are more BCK kids in a similar story, not that Heavy’s daughter wasn’t black…

        • Joe Frazier was the fighter I loved to hate because I was an Ali kid. As all of my childhood boxers are getting older we know what the final outcome will be. I love Joe now as I watched him grow old gracefully, as well as Ali. Heavy D.. My favorite song.. Overweight lover in the house! I remember my skating days! I share a tear for the overweight lover. My homie although you don’t know me. I speak for many. We love you Heavy D. R.I.P Mr.Myers. Peace.

    • Gosh, this hurts I have so many great memories from his music…icon. I love him and he will be missed I truly had tears..
      Lola why??? just hush!!! your comment was so unnecessary ugh…

  23. I am so sad to hear about the passing of Heavy D. I loved his music & his acting. He did an excellent job on the tv show Roc. He held his own. He always made me smile. May he rest in peace & my condolence to his wife and daughter Xea.

    • Me too nothing but love for him RIP Heavy D loved him so much! Just saw him on an episode of Law and Order SUV damn so sad!

  24. So sad when I read of his passing. A real shock. I will definitely be praying for his beautiful daughter and his family.

    • Yes I was shocked also. I was in the car driving when I heard the news yesterday. A slight tear crept down my eye. You just never know when its your time. SO SO very sad…..

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