I was saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Dwight Arrington Myers, better known as the illustrious Heavy D of Heavy D & the Boyz. He collapsed yesterday outside his Beverly Hills home, reportedly due to respiratory issues, and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he passed away. The self-proclaimed “overweight lover” of hip-hop rose to fame in the late ’80s and continued to maintain a sizable fan base through the ’90s. Just last month, he performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, his first live performance in 15 years. He was also known for his uplifting and insightful Twitter stream, which really shows just how much he genuinely loved life. Rest in peace, Heavy D. Here are 10 of his best tweets, beginning with his optimistic final message.
|Zoë Saldana In All Her Bare, Beautiful Glory – CELEBUZZ|
|Man Shoots 9 Year Old Cousin Dressed As Skunk – Huffington Post|
|6 Ways Sex Makes You More Attractive – YourTango|
|Most Of Us Have No Idea What Our Own Clitorises Are – YourTango|
|7 Things 'Good Parents' Do (That Screw Up Kids For Life) – Cracked|
|Teacher Forced To Resign After Bikini Modeling Photo Surfaces – Huffington Post|