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Heavy D

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Birthday
24, 1967
Birthplace
Mandeville, Jamaica
Death Date
Nov 8, 2011 (44)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
24, 1967
Birthplace
Mandeville, Jamaica
Death Date
Nov 8, 2011 (44)

About

Leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, he was a popular rapper through much of the 1990s. He is known for singing the theme songs to the popular television shows In Living Color and MADTV. He also became an actor, appearing in such films as step Up, Big Trouble, and The Cider House Rules.

Before Fame

A song inspired by an untimely death of one of his bandmates, entitled "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)," became a classic.

Trivia

He died just ten days after performing at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, which was his first televised performance in 15 years.

Family Life

He was born Dwight Arrington Myers, in Mandeville, Jamaica. He had a daughter named Xea with Antonia Lafoso.

Associated With

He performed the rap portion of Michael Jackson's hit single "Jam."

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