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Hip-hop star Heavy D dies aged 44

US recording artist Heavy D, the self-proclaimed "overweight lover" of hip-hop, who became one of rap's biggest stars in the 1980s, has died aged 44.

He died on Tuesday after being found unconscious at his Los Angeles home.

Born Dwight Arrington Myers in Jamaica in 1967, Heavy D found fame with his band The Boyz, scoring hits with such tracks as Now That We Found Love.

Now That We Found Love video clip courtesy of Geffen Records and YouTube

  • 09 Nov 2011