Rapper-actor Heavy D dead at 44

In this Oct. 1, 2011 file photo, rapper Heavy D, also known as Dwight Arrington Myers, performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. A representative confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 that the singer and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz died. He was 44. (David Goldman, file)

November 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Rapper-actor Dwight Arrington Myers, better known as Heavy D, died Tuesday. He was 44.

Sources told ABC News in Los Angeles that he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center around noon, where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of death has not yet been released.

Myers had several hits, including "Nuttin' But Love" and "Now That We Found Love" from the early '90s. He also rapped on the theme song from the TV sketch comedy series "In Living Color."

Myers also made several TV show appearances, including recently on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Tower Heist."

KABC-TV LOS ANGELES, CA contributed to this report.

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