Legendary rap artist and producer Heavy D has reportedly passed away at the age of 44. Legend Grandmaster Flash tweeted the news.
According to VIBE, a source has confirmed that Heavy D passed away in Los Angeles due to respiratory issues.
The Jamaican-American artist (born Dwight Arrington Myers) was recently rushed to an L.A. hospital and was pronounced dead at the hospital. A 911 phone call was placed from Heavy D’s Beverly Hills home around 11:25 AM to report an unconscious male on the walkway.
When help arrived, Heavy D was conscious and speaking, and was transported to a nearby hospital. He died shortly after. Cops are currently further investigating the artist’s death.
Details still developing…