Heavy D, whose real name is Dwight Arrington Myers, was found conscious with difficulty breathing at his home after police were called there at 11:25 a.m., but died at the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center later in the afternoon. The cause of death has not yet been determined. (via CNN)
Heavy D made his debut in 1987 as the leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, who released their debut Living Large. His ninth and final album, Love Opus, was released on September 17, 2011. Heavy D also made his final onscreen appearance in the recently released film Tower Heist.