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Rapper Heavy D, 44, Dies

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Heavy D and La Toya Jackson perform at the 'Michael Forever' concert to remember the late Michael Jackson at The Millenium Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Heavy D and La Toya Jackson perform at the 'Michael Forever' concert to remember the late Michael Jackson at The Millenium Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Dave J Hogan/Getty)

11/18/11 Update: A private funeral for Heavy D will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon on Friday. Hip Hop mogul Diddy and the Reverend Al Sharpton are expected to speak at the funeral.

The Jamaica-born, Mount Vernon, New York-raised rapper Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myer, died Tuesday after collapsing outside his house in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 44 years old.

To remember Heavy D, here are some videos of songs he performed with his crew, the Boyz, in the 1980s and '90s. One of his first hits was "The Overweight Lover's in the House," which was part of the group's first Living Large record released in 1987:

"Mr. Big Stuff" was also on Living Large:

Perhaps the most memorable Heavy D & the Boyz hit was "Now That We Found Love" from 1991:

What was your favorite memory or song by Heavy D? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Comments [1]

Garry from Manhattan

Hev was one of the few rappers who made the transition smoothly from the old school 80's hip-hop to the conscious 90's hip-hop.

Now we reminisce over you too.

RIP Heavy D

Nov. 09 2011 09:30 PM

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