Heavy, real name Dwight Myers, was taken to a L.A. hospital around noon and was pronounced dead around 1.p.m.
Check out this recent interview TV One aired courtesy of TheUrbanDaily.com:
Many may not know but Heavy D was one of the founding pioneers of Hip Hop in the 1980s with his group Heavy D & the Boys. In addition, he was one of the top label executives for Uptown Records, where Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, and Puff Daddy started their music careers. Over the years, Heavy D was one of the first rappers to expand his career into the world of acting, and continued to evolve as an artist, releasing a reggae influenced album in 2008. SOURCE