Rapper and Actor Heavy D Dies at 44
Rapper and actor Heavy D has died, TMZ reports. He was 44.
The musician (real name: Dwight Arrington Myers) was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon Tuesday; he was pronounced dead one hour later.
According to TMZ, a 911 call was placed from Myers' Beverly Hills home at 11:25 a.m. to report an unconscious male on the walkway. When help arrived, the '90s rapper was reportedly conscious and speaking.
Police officers are currently investigating the cause of Myers' death; as of Tuesday afternoon, no clear signs of foul play were detected.
On October 8, the Jamaican-born entertainer took the stage at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Cardiff, Wales. Three days later, he performed a medley of his hits, including "Nuttin' But Love," "Is It Good to You," "I Want Somebody" and "Now That We Found Love," at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
In addition to music, the "Now That We Found Love" rapper appeared in several movies prior to his death, including Life, The Cider House Rules and Tower Heist.
As news of of Myers' death spread, many celebrities flocked to Twitter to express their condolences.
"RIP HEAVY D! He was a really nice man!" Ciara, 26, wrote. "Sending my condolences to him and his family!"
Added Samuel L. Jackson: "Ahhh man! Heavy D?! Dwight wz a dear friend. Fond memories of a truly cool brutha."
Other stars who mourned the loss of Myers include Alyssa Milano, Uncle Cracker, Sean Kingston and Game.