Heavy D

Hip-Hop Legend Heavy D Dies at 44

Hip-hop pioneer Heavy D died earlier today at the age of 44.

TMZ reports that the ’90s rapper, born Dwight Arrington Myers, was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon on Tuesday, where he was later pronounced dead.

When respondents arrived at his Beverly Hills home earlier in the day, he was reportedly conscious and speaking. There were no obvious signs of foul pay, but police are investigating the death.

Heavy D most recently performed at the BET Hip-Hop Awards and Michael Jackson tribute concert in October.