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Rapper Heavy D, 44, Dies
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
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.