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Rap legend Heavy D dies at 44

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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2009 file photo, rapper Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, performs at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2009 file photo, rapper Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, performs at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An agent for Heavy D says the 44-year-old rapper has died. Andrew Weitz of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment confirmed the rapper's death in an email Tuesday, without giving a cause of death or saying where he died.

Dwight Arrington Myers, the rapper known as Heavy D of Heavy D and the Boyz, and his crew released their debut album "Living Large" in 1987. Their hits included "Now That We Found Love" and "Who's the Man."

In the mid-1990s, Heavy D became president of Uptown Records, the label that released most of his albums and was also the home to acts like Mary J. Blige and Jodeci.

He released a new album, "Love Opus," in September.

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