R.I.P. Heavy D

Heavy D

Just in case you weren’t on the Internet yesterday, Heavy D (aka Dwight Arrington Myers) died after suffering an asthma attack. He was only 44 years old. TMZ reports:

Law enforcement tell TMZ … Heavy D had just returned from shopping and walked up some stairs when he began having trouble breathing. Adam Mills, a designer who was in the building and knew Heavy D, found him leaning against a railing and clearly in distress. Adam tells us he cradled Heavy D in his lap as others called 911. Adam says Heavy D was conscious and said to him, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.” When paramedics took Heavy D to the hospital he had a pulse. People in the building are saying he died of a heart attack, but we have not been able to confirm that. Law enforcement sources tell us … no foul play was involved and so far they only know the cause of death was “medical.”

As someone with cold-induced asthma, I can tell you it’s a total bitch, even with proper medication. Sad to hear that someone talented has passed like that. Our condolences to his family and friends at this time.

Heavy D

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