Legendary hip-hop artist Heavy D born Dwight Arrington Myers on May 24, 1967 left fans heartbroken yesterday, November 8, 2011 when news of his passing, at the age of 44, hit the media. Social network sites, for example, Facebook and Twitter were bombarded with statuses and tweets dedicated to the memory of Myers. Fans also posted YouTube videos of his hit songs from Heavy D & The Boyz including the club banger that never fails to get people moving, “Now That We Found Love” featuring Aaron Hall and “Big Daddy”. Aside from being an artist, Myers was also known for being a talented actor making appearances on television shows like A Different World, Living Single, Boston Public, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, etc. He made his film debut in the 1995 movie New Jersey Drive and went on to appear in other films one being the 1999 production of Life which had one of the most terrific line-up of actors made up of Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac, Anthony Anderson, Guy Torry, and the list goes on.
The cause of Heavy D’s death is yet to be determined although many rumors have surfaced via web. One thing is certain fans and fellow colleagues will always remember the contribution that Myers has made to the entertainment industry.
Click on the video at the top of this blog to enjoy another one of the late artist’s songs with his crew The Boyz, “Girls They Love Me” that let the world recognize that one didn’t need a six pack in order for the ladies to be infatuated with you. Heavy D embodied the clichè phrase, “Big is BEAUTIFUL!”