|Heavy D Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||May 24, 1967|
|Date of Death||November 8, 2011|
Heavy D was a Jamaican-American rapper, record producer, singer, songwriter, record executive, and actor who was the former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a group which included G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), “Trouble” T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and DJ and producer Eddie F (b. Edward Ferrell). Heavy D also released albums and tracks like Peaceful Journey, Nuttin’ But Love, The Lover’s Got What U Need, Living Large, Big Tyme, Waterbed Hev, Big Daddy, Vibes, Love Opus, Now That We Found Love, and Heavy. Apart from his musical pursuits, he has also been cast in films like The Cider House Rules, Who’s the Man?, New Jersey Drive, The Deli, Big Trouble, Life, Tower Heist, and Step Up.
Dwight Arrington Myers
He was born on May 24, 1967.
On November 8, 2011, he passed away due to pulmonary embolism (PE) at the age of 44 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
He resided in Beverly Hills, California, United States.
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record Executive, Record Producer
- Father – Clifford Vincent Myers (Machine Technician)
- Mother – Eulahlee Lee (Nurse)
- Sibling – Floyd Myers (Brother)
- Others – Pete Rock (Cousin) (Record Producer, DJ, Rapper)
Heavy D was represented by Innovative Artists, Talent Agency, Santa Monica, California, United States.
Hip Hop, R&B
Uptown Records, MCA Records
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $350 Thousand.
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
110 kg or 242.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Heavy D had dated –
- Antonia Lofaso – He was in a relationship with chef Antonia Lofaso and they had a daughter named Xea Myers who was born in 2000. Antonia Lofaso was a contestant on the 4th season of Top Chef.
- Halle Berry – He was once romantically involved with American actress Halle Berry.
Race / Ethnicity
Heavy D was of African-Jamaican descent.
He was cast in a TV commercial for Sprite in 1990.
Heavy D Facts
- His family shifted to Mount Vernon, New York in the early 1970s.
- Growing up, Heavy D used to mostly hang out with his brother Floyd and his childhood friend Mo.
- He made a cameo appearance in the 1993 thriller comedy film, Who’s the Man?. This marked his first theatrical film appearance.
- Heavy D played the character named Bo-Kane in the 1995 crime drama film, New Jersey Drive, about joy riding black teenagers in 1990s Newark, New Jersey, then known as the “car theft capital of the world”.
- As a solo artist, he released his debut album, Waterbed Hev, on April 22, 1997, and it was ranked at number #9 on the Billboard 200 chart and at number #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
- Heavy D’s last live performance was with Eddie F at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards on October 11, 2011. It was their first live televised performance together in 15 years.
- One of his final roles was appearing as a courthouse guard in the 2011 heist comedy film, Tower Heist, starring Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Judd Hirsch, Téa Leoni, Michael Peña, and Gabourey Sidibe.
- On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Heavy D & the Boyz among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.
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