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    Wed, 09 Nov 2011 09:40:27

    Rapper Heavy D Dead at 44 - He died on Tuesday

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    • Heavy D - LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Singer Mary J. Blige performs tribute to late rapper Heavy D (pictured) onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Heavy D - MOUNT VERNON, NY - NOVEMBER 18:  Singer/recording artist Usher (C) attends the funeral service for Heavy D at Grace Baptist Church on November 18, 2011 in Mount Vernon, New York.
    • Heavy D - ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 01:  Heavy D performs at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 1, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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    Rapper Heavy D has died. He was just 44. The rapper, born Dwight Arrington Myers, was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital at around noon local time on Tuesday with a mystery ailment. He was pronounced dead just an hour later.

    Heavy D released seven albums through his career and was best known for the songs "Now That We Found Love" and "Gyrlz, They Love Me."

    He returned to the stage for the first time in 15 years for a special performance at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which took place in October.

    Details of his death were unavailable at press time.

    R.I.P., Heavy D.

    Were you a Heavy D fan?

    —Carly Costello

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