We just received news of the tragic death of Heavy D. Details surrounding the Jamaican-born legendary rapper’s death remain sketchy at this time, but the news spread quickly after a tweet from Grandmaster Flash.

A 911 call was placed from Heavy D’s Beverly Hills home around 11:25 AM to report an unconscious male on the walkway. When help arrived, he was conscious and speaking and was transported to a nearby LA hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1 pm. He was 44-years-old.

Heavy D, whose real name is Dwight Arrington Myers, had recently returned from overseas, where he performed at the tribute to Michael Jackson. He made a tremendous impact in the 80s and 90s and recently performed at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

He was the closing act and didn’t appear to have any health issues. The cause of death is still unknown.

The HNHH staff extends its condolences to his family and friends.

HNHH Staff