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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.

Heavy D -- Over 300 Pounds When He Died

Heavy D
Over 300 Pounds When He Died, Autopsy Set for Today

Heavy D weighed 344 pounds at the time of his death yesterday ... law enforcement tells TMZ. Officials recorded Heavy's height and weight as part of their investigation into his sudden and… READ MORE >

Heavy D -- Dead at 44

Heavy D
Dead at 44

5:12 PM:  An associate of Heavy D's just told us the rapper had pneumonia.4:28 PM:  Law enforcement tell TMZ ... Heavy D had just returned from shopping and walked up some stairs when he… READ MORE >

- 1995 days ago
Heavy D -- The Last TMZ Video

Heavy D
The Last TMZ Video

It's the last time we spoke to Heavy D before his death -- a mere 2 months ago -- and the guy was as awesome as ever ... discussing his new album, his stint on Broadway, and even his blossoming… READ MORE >

- 1995 days ago
La Toya Jackson -- Heavy D Was a Great Friend to Me and Michael

La Toya Jackson
Heavy D Was a Great Friend to Me and Michael

La Toya Jackson tells TMZ she was shocked to learn about the death of her dear friend Heavy D -- especially because they just performed together last month. "This is very shocking and a tragic… READ MORE >

- 1995 days ago