In sad news this Tuesday, the hip-hop world loses a favorite with the death of Heavy D. Legend Grandmaster Flash tweeted the news, while a source confirmed to VIBE that D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, passed away in Los Angeles due to respiratory issues.
Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records and released their celebrated debut, Living Large, in 1987. D made his last television appearance last month on Law & Order and performed at this year's BET Hip Hop Awards.
Heavy D's final message to the world lies in his Twitter timeline where he typed "BE INSPIRED!" hours before his resting.
More details as this story develops.