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Heavy D

Heavy DAKA Dwight Errington Myers

Born: 24-May-1967
Birthplace: Mandeville, Jamaica
Died: 8-Nov-2011
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA [1]
Cause of death: Respiratory failure [2]

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Rapper

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Heavy D & the Boyz

Born in Jamaica, and raised in Mount Vernon, New York. Founder of the 1990s hip hop band Heavy D & the Boyz. He performed the theme songs for In Living Color and MADtv, and achieved a solo hit in 1991 with a cover of the The O'Jays Now That We Found Love. He also made an appearance in the film Tower Heist, released several days before he died.


[1] Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

[2] Pulmonary embolism caused by deep vein thrombosis.

Father: Clifford Vincent Myers
Mother: Eulahlee Lee

    Heavy D. and the Boyz
    Wedding: Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell (1993)
    Jamaican Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Obesity

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Tower Heist (2-Nov-2011) · Court House Guard
    Step Up (11-Aug-2006)
    Dallas 362 (14-Jun-2003)
    Big Trouble (2-Apr-2002)
    The Cider House Rules (7-Sep-1999)
    Life (13-Apr-1999) · Jake
    The Deli (7-Nov-1997)
    B*A*P*S (28-Mar-1997) · Himself
    Rhyme & Reason (5-Mar-1997) · Himself
    New Jersey Drive (24-Mar-1995) · Bo-Kane
    Who's the Man? (23-Apr-1993) · Himself


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