Heavy D passes away suddenly at 44
November 8, 2011
Dwight Myers, known by millions as Heavy D, died suddenly today at the age of 44 today. Heavy D apparently collapsed at his home in Beverly Hills and was rushed to the hospital, although he was reportedly conscious and alert when he arrived.
The rapper and producer, whose biggest hits with Heavy D & the Boyz were “Now That We Found Love” and “Got Me Waiting”, never really slowed down even after the peak of his output in the 90’s. In the mid-90’s, he served as the head of Uptown Records, who released records by Mary J. Blige and Jodeci. He also took to the boards for several big names, including Michael Jackson (for “Jam”), B.B. King, Fabulous, and Beanie Sigel, whose 2005 track “Feel It In The Air” wasn’t known by many to be a Heavy D production. He released his last album, Love Opus, earlier this year and had performed at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Read more: Billboard
Here’s Sigel’s “Feel It In The Air”, produced by Heavy D: