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Heavy D

Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 - November 08, 2011), better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican American actor, rapper, record producer, singer and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group which included G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), "Trouble" T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). The group maintained a sizable audience in the United States through most of the 1990s. He has recently ventured into reggae music and can now be described as a reggae fusion artist. Myers was born on May 24, 1967 in Jamaica. His family moved to Mount Vernon, New York, when he was a young child. Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records; their debut, Living Large, was released in 1987. The album was a commercial success, though Big Tyme was a breakthrough that included four hits. Trouble T. Roy died at age 22 in a fall on July 15, 1990, in Indianapolis. Dixon's passing led to a tribute on the follow-up platinum album, Peaceful Journey.

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Heavy D's Family -- We're Making Sure His Daughter Gets EVERYTHING

Heavy D's Family
We're Making Sure His Daughter Gets EVERYTHING

Every single penny from Heavy D's estate will go to the late rapper's 13-year-old daughter ... this according to Heavy's mom. We broke the story ... Heavy's brother Floyd has filed court docs… READ MORE >

Heavy D -- Brother Seeks Control of Late Rapper's Estate

Heavy D
Brother Seeks Keys To Late Rapper's Estate

Heavy D's brother is seeking control of the late rapper's estate -- what's left of it -- via an old will that earmarks nothing for D's 13-year-old daughter, parents or other siblings ... according… READ MORE >

- 585 days ago
Heavy D -- Death Can't Save Rapper from Tax Lien

Heavy D
Death Can't Save Rapper from Tax Lien

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… READ MORE >

- 1020 days ago
Heavy D -- The FRANTIC 911 Call -- 'He Is Not Breathing!'

Heavy D
The FRANTIC 911 Call 'He Is Not Breathing!'

Life and death were separated by a matter of seconds for Heavy D, who stopped breathing while a bystander was on the phone with the dispatcher -- and you hear it all unfold in the frantic 911… READ MORE >

- 1093 days ago
Heavy D -- Cause of Death Revealed

Heavy D
Cause of Death Revealed

Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis ... and a long flight back to L.A. from a Michael Jackson memorial concert may have been a contributing factor.A pulmonary… READ MORE >

- 1094 days ago
Heavy D On Verge of Major Comeback

Heavy D
Was On Verge of Big Comeback

Heavy D was planning a huge comeback just before his death -- and those plans included a new music video.Carl Thomas, who sang on Heavy D's latest album, tells TMZ, he was in touch with Heavy two… READ MORE >

- 1136 days ago
Heavy D -- Diddy, Wayans Bros. Invited to Private Funeral

Heavy D
Diddy, Wayans Bros. Invited to Ultra-Private Funeral

Heavy D will be laid to rest at a very private funeral ceremony in New York next Friday -- and TMZ has learned only a select number of the rapper's famous friends have been invited to attend.… READ MORE >

- 1140 days ago
Heavy D -- The Final Recording Session [PHOTOS]

Heavy D [PHOTOS]
The Final Recording Session

Just months before Heavy D died, the rap legend stepped into a recording studio for the last time ... to lay tracks for his new album -- and TMZ has obtained pics of the historic moment.The photos… READ MORE >

- 1140 days ago
Heavy D -- Fitness Crusade Before Death

Heavy D
Fitness Crusade Before Death

Heavy D hadn't given up on his health before his death -- TMZ has learned, the rapper was serious about battling his weight up to the very end ... running nearly everyday, and frequenting several… READ MORE >

- 1141 days ago
Lindsay Lohan & Heavy D -- Morgue Buddies

Lindsay Lohan & Heavy D
Morgue Buddies

Lindsay Lohan and Heavy D are closer now than they've ever been before, TMZ has learned ... because they're both serving serious time at the L.A. County morgue -- for very different… READ MORE >

- 1141 days ago

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