Dwight “Heavy D” Myers

May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011

Dwight Myers, known professionally as “Heavy D”, was a Jamaican/American rapper and actor who became popular in the late 1980s and throughout the ’90s and 2000s. As the front man for Heavy D & the Boyz, Myers’ rapping was featured in a string of gold and platinum records that were all Top 10 on the U.S. R&B charts. The group’s hits included “Big Tyme” and “Nuttin’ But Love.” Heavy D also performed with both Michael and Janet Jackson and rapped on a number of TV show themes in the ’90s including In Living Color and MADtv.

Beginning in 1989, Heavy D started making appearances in TV shows and, eventually, movies. He appeared as himself in comedies like Who’s The Man? and sitcoms like A Different World and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but also played characters in more dramatic movies like The Cider House Rules. He later had regular roles on Boston Public and The Tracy Morgan Show as well as appearances in dozens of other shows.

In November of 2011, Heavy D collapsed outside of his home in Los Angeles died of a pulmonary embolism. He was only 44 years old.

Burial

Ferncliff Cemetery – Hartsdale, NY

Specific Location

Rosewood Mausoleum, Unit 5C, Tier SSS, Row 4, Crypt 1; 3rd floor, from the top of the main staircase, turn right (east) down the front right corridor, follow it all the way to end and turn right, then left into the small room at the southeast corner of the mausoleum, Heavy D is buried on the bottom row, right in front of you as you enter.

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