The Over-Weight Lover, Heavy D emerged on the scene in the late 1980s with his group Heavy D & the Boyz. His 1989 release "Big Tyme," which featured the songs "Somebody For Me" and "We Got Our Own Thang," finished that year as the top selling soul record.  In addition to acting, and his 11 chart topping albums, he also penned the themes for FOX comedies "In Living Color" and "MADtv.

You'll find very few people who didn't have love for the big man.  Heavy was a masterful MC who could not only spit some made game but dance circles around the most talented dancers out.  He was on his way back to the top of the game and tor the house down with his much slimmer physic by performing at the Hip Hop Awards and the Michael Jackson tribute concert this year.

Then, on November 9th all of a sudden.... he died.  He was only 44 years old.  It was crazy!  The news literally shocked the music world and fans a like. Heavy, born Dwight Arrington Myers, was found unconscious by a friend in his Beverly Hills home.  A call was placed to 911 and by the paramedics arrived he was some what conscious and kept complaining that he couldn't breath.  Sadly, shortly after arriving at the hospital was pronounced dead.

An autopsy was ordered by his family to determine the cause of death.  These are the results, the legendary rapper was found to have died from a pulmonary embolism resulting from deep leg vein thrombosis according to the Los Angeles County Coroner.  The Coroner's office, which classified the death as "natural," also says that Heavy D had heart disease.  They believe this may have contributed to his death.