Heavy D’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 24, 1967

Death Date

November 8, 2011

Age of Death

44 years

Cause of Death

Pulmonary Embolism



The rapper Heavy D died at the age of 44. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

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



“His name is Michael Jackson, not Super Michael Jackson. He makes mistakes just like all of us.” (Heavy D)


“I was in California the first time I heard Michael Jackson wanted to record with me. I was, like, ‘Nah, no way, he’s too big, it can’t be true.’ Then I got a call from Michael’s people at my hotel telling me he was interested. But I still wasn’t believing it – I thought they were setting me up for a TV practical jokes show.” (Heavy D)


“The hardest thing for an artist to do is to let go. I don’t wanna be the dude – if you come to my house, there are no pictures circa ’86 in my house.” (Heavy D)


“I started young. My first record came out when I was – what? 18? So I was in the studio when I was 15, 16.” (Heavy D)


“As an artist, there were different levels in my career that brought me to a realization that I am what you would call a pure artist. And I don’t say that with any type of vanity.” (Heavy D)