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Heavy D

Death Can't Save Rapper

from Tax Lien

3/10/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Heavy D was working on a huge comeback
Rapper Heavy D was working on a huge comeback before he passed away last year, but some of the profits might have gone straight to the State of California ... because Heavy had a pretty sizable tax debt. 

According to docs filed last month by the Franchise Tax Board in California, Heavy D (real name Dwight E. Myers) has a tax lien against him in the amount of $43,967.87. The lien applies to the years 2008 and 2009.

Heavy D passed away last November after suffering a pulmonary embolism outside his Beverly Hills home. He was 44. 


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California will go after him for several more years, it doesn't matter if you don't live there anymore or simply aren't alive. Cali Franchise Tax Board is run by idiots.

956 days ago


What's up with all of these celebs not paying their bills. This is about the 5th such story in a week. Geez.

956 days ago


Maybe one of Heavy's pals like Will Smith or Diddy can cut a check on behalf of his late friend. $40k is tip money for The Fresh Prince and Sean Combs.

955 days ago


can't cheat the STATE even in death!! I'll have to do it while I'm alive.

955 days ago


The 2 certainties.....death & taxes.

955 days ago


What's up with these losers who don't pay taxes? Why am I paying out the ass for taxes and these idiots aren't?

955 days ago

Jacqueline Diana    

Questionable is why debts are enabled to get so high. Simply because one is a celebrity?? Everyday hard working people would never be permitted to accumulate such a high balance. It's always those perceived to be "wealthy".

955 days ago


A rapper not paying taxes? SHOCKING!

955 days ago


Actually that is pretty small if we are talking about income tax. I assume he doesn't have withholdings since he was self employed. Only owing 47k in taxes for two years suggests an income of ~80k per year. While that is good for most people it is small by the standards of a successful music star.

955 days ago

Boss Mann361    

Maybe some rappers, singers need to move to Tx . There's no state tax here. I think they would be saving a lot money.

553 days ago

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