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Rapper Heavy D, Has Passed Away…Dead At 44

It’s a sad day, indeed. Legendary rapper and producer Heavy D, has passed away, according to TMZ. Twitter first caught wind of his passing with this tweet from iconic DJ Grandmaster Flash around 4 PM EST:

As Twitter is quick to declare someone dead without any confirmation, I know I prayed that the information wasn’t true.  But, only a few minutes ago, Harvey Levin of TMZ posted the story below.  *sigh*

Heavy D — real name Dwight Arrington Myers — was rushed to L.A. hospital around noon

today…and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 P.M.

Still hard to believe. Condolences go out to his family. Check out his performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards, after the jump…

He looked and sounded great. Sad news indeed.

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