Rap legend Heavy D -- one of the most influential rappers of the '90s -- died earlier today ... TMZ has learned. Heavy D - real name Dwight Arrington Myers - was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM. He was 44 years old.
We've learned a 911 call was placed from Heavy's Beverly Hills home around 11:25 AM to report an unconscious male on the walkway. When help arrived, we're told Heavy D was conscious and speaking -- and was transported to a nearby hospital. He died a short time later.Oh dear, how sad and so sudden. May his soul rest in peace...amen.