*Heavy D Update …
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.
Police are investigating the death — and so far, there are no obvious signs of foul play.
Here’s what we reported earlier …
*TMZ is reporting that rapper/actor Heavy D, whose real name was Dwight Meyers, has died.
We don’t have all the details, but he was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM.
He was 44 years old.
Heavy also wrote and performed the theme song for “In Living Color” … and has appeared over the years as an actor in several films including “Life.”
Heavy recently performed at the BET Awards in Octobe. He also performed at the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in Wales on October 8. He sang “Jam” with La Toya Jackson.
Read his bio on his Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_D
Let’s remember the talent that Dwight “Heavy D” Meyers was and all the good music he and his gave us with 3 of our favorites from him;