It's a tragedy for the rap world, especially those who came up during the 1990s: Heavy D died suddenly on Tuesday, completing a bizarre trifecta of celebrity deaths this week.

Named Dwight Arrington Myers on his birth certificate, Heavy D was one of the biggest names in rap during the '90s, doing the theme for In Living Color and making things easier for fat dudes with songs like "The Overweight Lover's in the House," from Heavy D and the Boyz' 1987 debut album, Living Large.

According to TMZ , a 911 call went out from the 44-year-old Arrington's Beverly Hills home at about 11:30 a.m., Pacific Time, on Tuesday. "When help arrived, we're told Heavy D was conscious and speaking -- and was transported to a nearby hospital." He died around 1 p.m. So far, no word on what killed him.

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

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