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.
How did Heavy D die?
Heavy D's death was caused by pulmonary embolism.
|Cause of death||Pulmonary Embolism|
|Age of death||44 years|
|Birthday||May 24, 1967|
|Death date||November 8, 2011|
|Place of death||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||Ferncliff Cemetery, New York, United States|
I’m not one of those pop guys. That’s for wimps like Vanilla Ice.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
Reggae was always a passion of mine. I used to say in interviews that I would love to do a reggae album. But it consumed my life being a hip-hop artist and being Heavy D, which I’m happy and proud of.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
There’s something about being any kind of entertainer that is acting. You have to put on a show. Things you wouldn’t do in your life, you do on stage. You have to let go. And that’s extra hard for rappers. We have a tendency to, quote unquote, keep it real. As an actor, you have to be able to humiliate yourself. Do whatever it takes.Heavy D