Heavy D Dies

The self-proclaimed "overweight lover" of hip hop, who became one of rap's top hitmakers with his charming combination of humor and positivity, enthusiastically told his Twitter followers Tuesday morning to "BE INSPIRED!" He later collapsed outside his home following a shopping trip, unable to breathe, before he was transported to a nearby hospital.

Rapper Heavy D has passed away at the age of 44.

Heavy D, whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers, was known for such songs as his 1991 hit “Now That We Found Love.”

It was as if Heavy D knew that it would be his last tweet.

The self-proclaimed "overweight lover" of hip hop, who became one of rap's top hitmakers with his charming combination of humor and positivity, enthusiastically told his Twitter followers Tuesday morning to "BE INSPIRED!" He later collapsed outside his home following a shopping trip, unable to breathe, before he was transported to a nearby hospital.