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It seems like only yesterday that fans learned of the untimely death of Dwight Arrington Myers, better known as Heavy D. Today, he would have celebrated his 46th birthday. Heavy D died much too young and so suddenly, one can’t help but feel an enormous void his death left in the hip hop community.

Heavy D performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards in October 2011 just weeks before his death. It was his first live performance in 15 years. Myers died on November 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 44. He collapsed outside his Beverly Hills home and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.

Happy Birthday Heavy D.

R. I. P.

Check out Video Footage of Heavy D’s last interview on the Tim Westwood Show in England.

Heavy D Photos Gone Too Soon

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