This is tragic and SAD news….. “Heavy D” better known to the world for his hits and boasting of being the “overweight lover” and one of the most influential rappers of the ’90s — has died earlier today.

Heavy D whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers — was rushed to an L.A. hospital around 12p today … and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM. Heavy D was only 44 years old.

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, we’re told that Heavy D was conscious and speaking — and was transported to a nearby hospital.

He died a short time later. 🙁

Cops are investigating the death — and so far, there are no obvious signs of foul play.

Heavy D had several massive hits — including “Now That We Found Love.” He also wrote and performed the theme song for “In Living Color” … and appeared as an actor in the movie “Life.”

Heavy recently, performed at the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in Wales on October 8 and at the BET Awards in September.

Here’s a “Heavy D” tribute from us here at Gumbumper…….

“Nuttin But Love”

“Is It Good To You”

“Somebody For Me”

“Candy Rain – Remix”

Rest In Peace…. “Waterbed Hev” From

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