Rap Artist and 'Tower Heist' Star Heavy D Dead at 44

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Hip hop legend Heavy D died Tuesday, November 8 in Los Angeles, according to MTV News. He was 44.

Heavy, who was born Dwight Arrington Myers, was mostly known for his role in the group Heavy D & the Boyz. The group recorded an array of hip hop dance hits like 1991's "Now That We Found Love" and 1994's "Nuttin' but Love." Heavy also composed the theme music to the sketch comedy series, "In Living Color."

Heavy D was transported to an L.A. hospital after a 911 call was placed from his Beverly Hills home. The call was made around 11:25 a.m. PT to report an unconscious male, but when the ambulance arrived, Heavy was conscious and speaking. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead a few hours later at 1 p.m. ET. As of now, the cause of death is unknown.

Heavy was also a film and television actor, having just appeared in "Tower Heist." He had recurring roles on "The Tracy Morgan Show" (for which he also composed the theme music), "Boston Public," "Bones" and "Roc" and made guest appearances on "A Different World," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Tales From the Crypt." Other film credits include "New Jersey Drive," "The Cider House Rules," "Big Trouble" and "Life."