LOS ANGELES — Rap legend Heavy D has died at a Los Angeles hospital.
The 44-year old performer, whose real name is Dwight Arrington Myers, was rushed to the hospital around noon.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM.
According to TMZ, a 911 call was placed from Heavy’s Beverly Hills home around 11:25 AM to report an unconscious male on the walkway.
Police are investigating his death but there are no signs of foul play.
Myers had reportedly just returned from an overseas trip where he caught pneumonia.
Heavy D was one of the most influential of the 1990’s.
He was most widely know for his role in the hip-hop group Heavy D & The Boys, which included G-Whiz, “Trouble” T. Roy, and Eddie F.
Known for hit songs like “Nuttin But Love” and “Now That We Found Love.”
He also recorded theme songs for the television series In Living Color and MADtv.
In recent years, Heavy D focused more on TV and movie appearances.
He made a cameo in Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller’s new film, “Tower Heist.”
Heavy D performed at October’s BET Awards, his first live performance in 15 years.
Heavy D is also remembered for his mention in the Notorious B.I.G.’s 1994 hit single “Juicy”-“Saltn’Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine.”
Article Courtesy of WJW Fox 8 News (Cleveland) and KTLA 5 (Los Angeles).