Heavy D died suddenly on Monday afternoon (November 8), at the age of 44 and since then friends of the late rapper-turned-actor have continued to share their fondest memories of him. After news of his untimely death was confirmed, Eddie F (Eddie Ferrell)—his friend and former Heavy D & the Boyz group mate—joined other members of the community in remembering one of hip-hop’s most beloved entertainers.
“We always had so much fun as a group. We were only young kids out of high school when we got into the game, just wanting to make fun music filled with love and excitement,” Eddie F told MTV News. “I will miss my brother Heavy so much and I cherish all the happy times we had together while unknowingly helping to build the movement and legacy we call Uptown Records. I can see him and T-Roy clowning right now and smiling down on us sitting on a cloud. I love you Hev and we all will miss you so much.”
Heavy, who was born Dwight Arrington Myers, was most known for his role in the group Heavy D & the Boyz. Together, the group recorded an array of hip-hop dance hits like 1991's "Now That We Found Love" and 1994's "Nuttin' but Love." Aside from his own hits, Heavy rapped on Michael Jackson's 1991 hit "Jam" and a remix to Janet Jackson's 1990 single "Alright" from her Rhythm Nation album.