BREAKING NEWS: Heavy D Confirmed Dead At Age 44

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Breaking News, News, R.I.P.

Heavy D Has Passed Away At Age 44

Heavy D
reportedly passed away this afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital.

Via TMZ:

We’ve learned a 911 call was placed from Heavy’s Beverly Hills home around 11:25 AM to report an unconscious male on the walkway .

When help arrived, we’re told Heavy D was conscious and speaking — and was transported to a nearby hospital.

He died a short time later.

Cops are investigating the death — and so far, there are no obvious signs of foul play.

Heavy D had several massive hits — including “Now That We Found Love.” He also wrote and performed the theme song for “In Living Color” … and appeared as an actor in the movie “Life.”

Heavy just performed at the BET Awards in October — and appeared to be fine

Update: The International Business Times just released comments from the L.A. coroner, but they still provide very little information about the cause of death:

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office spoke to the International Business Times Tuesday evening about Heavy D’s cause of death saying, “All we know is he was taken from a location in Beverly Hills on the 400 block of North Maple Drive to the emergency room at Cedar Sinai Medical Center and declared [dead] there,” Spokesman Craig Harvey said.

He said the L.A. Coroner’s Office is looking into the cause of death, and that an investigation is under way.

“It’s in its infancy stage right now. We don’t have a lot of other information,” Harvey said. “Our guess is that the examination could occur as early as tomorrow, and any final cause of death would be deferred pending a toxicology test.”

This one is hard one for any 80s/90s Hip-Hop kid. More details as they emerge.

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  • Lovelylips

    This is so sad, i love HeavyD he was a very talented ol school dude that will be truly missed but not forgotten, may his soul rest in peace.

  • Rip. We lost a real talented artist


  • UPPERechelon.

    Damn major loss…read he had been working on a lot of new material for a comeback next year…RIP and my condolences to his friends, family and fans…

  • Yeas

    He made some great music. May he rest in peace.

  • prettymusic

    This so sad, my prayers to his family, I grew up listening to Heavy D and the boys, that was real hip hop, real rap, real music….He will be missed!!

  • whitwhat

    Rip…tooooo one of the greatest rappers

  • mrs. rsvl

    He was such a great rapper. I love him! RIP

  • givmeabrek

    Luv’d luv’d luv’d me some Heavy D he proved that you didn’t have to be a slim trim fit guy to command presence on the stage for a big guy he danced his azz off with the best of them. He will truly be missed RIP OVER WEIGHT LUVR

  • Christielove1468

    WOW! This is such a shock to hear this! He seemed like a decent guy and was very talented. May he rest in peace.

  • Ms.ThissomeBo!

    I am devastated! Words cannot express how deeply sadden I am. He was one of the positive brothers in the rap game. I’m in total shock. To lose an artist that I grew up listening to is like losing a close friend. My prayers and condolences goes out to his family. I will miss you the Overweight Lover Heavy Didly Didly Didly D.


    Heavy D, one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Heavy had flows, moves and style!

  • ARareBreed

    OMG, this is such a shock! I was just listening to Somebody For Me this morning while I was working out. Definitely one of my favorite rappers. Rest In Paradise Heavy D; you will be missed!

  • Me Too

    Heav, you will be truely missed brother. Rest easy homie. Wow, a total shock!!!

  • MT

    RIP Heavy..*tear*


    D@mn what a loss! I truly appreciated him as an artist. The music from the 90s was phenomenal! (Also 60s-80s).

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