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Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Heavy D, whose real name is Dwight Errington Myers, was found on a walkway at his Beverley Hills home and an ambulance was called. When emergency workers arrived he was conscious and speaking but died later at a nearby hospital.
Rotund rapper Heavy D was born in Jamaica and moved to Mt. Vernon, New York as a child. He enjoyed hip hop music as a kid and formed his first group, the Boyz, with high school friends who took the stage names DJ Eddie F, Trouble T-Roy and G-Wiz. Heavy D was also cousin to Pete Rock
Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records; their debut, Living Large, was released in 1987. The album was a commercial success, though Big Tyme was a breakthrough that included four hits. Trouble T. Roy died at age 22 in a fall on July 15, 1990, in Indianapolis. Dixon's passing led to a tribute on the follow-up platinum album, Peaceful Journey. Pete Rock & CL Smooth created a tribute to Trouble T. Roy called "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" which is regarded as a hip-hop classic.
A string of hits followed in the 1990s. The band sang the theme song for popular TV show "In Living Colour," and Heavy D's 1999 CD "Heavy" became his seventh album to chart among the R&B top 10.
During those years, the rapper also began acting, working in small roles on film and TV before landing a role in high-school TV drama "Boston Public". His film work included parts in "The Cider House Rules," "Step Up" and "Big Trouble."
Heavy D performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards and at the Michael Jackson tribute show in Cardiff, Wales, both in October.
My prayers go out to his loved ones.
Click the link below to hear his fantastic Don't Curse featuring Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Grand Puba, CL Smooth, Q-Tip & Pete Rock.