November 8th, 2011
06:44 PM ET

Rapper Heavy D dies at 44

Dwight Arrington Myers, also known as rapper Heavy D, died Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles coroner’s office.

He was 44.

The emergency room staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center pronounced Myers dead "earlier this afternoon," L.A. Coroner Chief of Operations Craig Harvey said.

Myers gained fame in the late 1980s as part of the rap group Heavy D & the Boyz. Driven by the success of the group's first single, "The Overweight Lover's In the House," Heavy D & the Boyz gained national exposure and became a fixture on the hip-hop scene.

Later Myers would turn to acting. He was cast in bit parts in several sitcoms and movies in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

The cause of death is yet to be determined but the coroner's office will begin an investigation.

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  1. SPONGE Bob Sperm pants

    rust in pieces

    November 8, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andy Rooney

    I never heard of him.

    November 8, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |


    November 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lady l

    Just because u dont know somebody doesn't give u the right to be rude. There are many who die and we dont know them but rudeness is unacceptable!

    November 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. antonio battle

    First and foremost,my condolences to mr. Myers and his family,friends, and fans alike. Listen people, we are all gods children.and its so sad to see that we have come so far in time only to have so far to travel. We as a society should embrace one another no matter what our genre, lifesyle, color, etc maybe. We all will be judged one day by the one person who really matters most;, please reframe from passing judgement on our sisters and brothers. As with mr myers, we see how short life can be. Be blessed all of you! I love all of you. A.B.

    November 9, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    Dang. I called Tommy Chong this morning. I was way off.

    OK, my next three are – Danny Devito, Pope Benedict, and, here's the shocker –

    Vladimir Ovechkin.

    So, what kind of odds can I get?

    November 9, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. jessi

    Its so sad to hear that he died!! For all u idiots that don't know who he was! He was one of the best hip hop artist in the 80's obiously u guys are dumd kids that don't know how all this started!!! Yeah it was b4 your guyses time! Sad cause the ones we know of him had the best of the best!!!

    November 9, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. Fluffy

    RIP Heavy D

    November 9, 2011 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  9. Body Mass Index (BMI)

    less than 18.5 Underweight
    18.5 – 24.9 Healthy
    25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
    30.0 or more Obese

    The average adult American weighs a whopping 28 pounds more than in 1960, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The bad news, says CDC is that average BMI (body mass index, a weight-for-height formula used to measure obesity) has increased among adults from approximately 25 in 1960 to 30 in 2006.

    Meanwhile, the average weight for men aged 20-74 years rose dramatically from 166.3 pounds in 1960 to 197 pounds in 2006, while the average weight for women the same age increased from 140.2 pounds in 1960 to 167.3 pounds in 2006. The average woman now weighs more than the average man did in 1960.

    Our national average body mass index is over obese.

    Rapper Heavy D weighed 395 lbs. and stood 6'2" tall. His BMI was 50.8. He did not die in vain. He proved that there is a definitive link between obesity and shorter lifespans among the obese. Eat hearty America! You rook mahvalous.

    November 9, 2011 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. Body Mass Index (BMI)

    If you are too lazy to even research America's obesity epidemic, have no fear. you can simply go down to any Wal-Mart and take notes.

    Who thinks they might know why the average American is now, not just obese, but over obese? (besides the obvious overeating and lack of excercise) There are a few other factors that account for our obesity. Do you know what they are? Care to guess?

    November 9, 2011 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Super Dave

      Ummm.... Is it Bush's fault?

      November 9, 2011 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  11. BMI

    @Super Dave...sorta, you win 2 ** 's .Barbara Bush admitted to being addicted to xanax, a prescriptiion drug that warrns of weight gain if abused. Xanax also heightens seyxual euphoria, relaxes muscles between your legs, knocks a woman out before her toy battery runs dead, and makes it easier to poop what she horked down her piehole the previous day. (press *enter* to play again.) You have 2 credits remaining. Thanx for playing the Fatso Game.

    November 9, 2011 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  12. BMI, makers of fun games for bloggers since 1998

    @Super Dave (Osborn?) Wtg! you win 2 ** 's. Barbara Bush admitted to being addicted to XANAX, a very popular prescription narcotic that Dr's and the FDA warn causes weight gain if abused. (you have 2 credits remaining) Thanks for playing BMI's Fatso Game

    November 9, 2011 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  13. BMI...makers of Fatso© and Make Ahkmed invade America© bloggames since 1998

    Sorry about the dub-post. Here, you can have an extra credit *

    And if you've never heard of our Make Ahkmed invade America© chatgame, here's how it works:

    Each player makes-up a scenario where Ahkmed the Terror Guy© invades America. The record is 18 * 's for having him disguise himself as an illegal Mexican immigrant and stroll accross the border with a can of Anthrax labled "refried beans" But that was only awarded 14* 's, 2 short of the record. So the player saved his game, and then added having Ahkmed© dump 18 truckloads of orange water coloring in LA's unguarded aquaduct, scaring LA into trampling over each other trying to get out of town/city.

    The current Fatso© record is 27 * 's, held by a woman in a drug-free therapy group who lost over 26 lbs. while recovering from addiction to xanax, and spoke openly concerning what she really liked about xanax.

    November 9, 2011 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. BMI...makers of Fatso© and Make Ahkmed invade America© bloggames since 1998

    Our Make Ahkmed invade America game was copyrighted in 1998, the year that Usama Bin Laden became the most wanted fugitive in the world. Had you known this, you could have won 5 * 's.

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    November 9, 2011 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Ricram42

      What if I say a fat lady joke?

      November 9, 2011 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
    • GDI

      Like you trashed this thread?

      November 9, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  15. BMI's Fatso© bloggame

    @Ricram42....first of all, if you just say a joke, none will hear except those standing next to you. he he. But you can post a fatso joke, but the maximum allowable score is 5 *'s. For example, this joke won 3*'s...

    One day, this lady and her son were standing in line at Wal-Mart behind a very obese woman wearing a pager. The pager started beeping and so the little boy backed into his mommy and yelled "Watch out mommy! She's backing up!"

    November 9, 2011 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
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