Rap Legend Heavy D Dies At 44

Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha

Rap legend, Heavy D – one of the most influential rappers of the ’90s – born Dwight Arrington Myers, has died. He was 44. According to news reports, a representative confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 that the singer and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz died.  Apparently, the rapper was suffering from pneumonia.

Entertainment news outlet, TMZ.com reported that Heavy D had just returned from shopping and walked up some stairs when he began having trouble breathing.

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.”

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