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Heavy D performs at the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta in October (By Chris McKay / Getty Images)

Hip Hop legend Heavy D  has died at the age of 44!

TMZ reports that he was “rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today … and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM.” The cause of death is currently unknown.

Heavy D, real name Dwight Arrington Myers, recently performed on the BET Hip Hop Awards and is in the movie “Tower Heist.”

We are waiting on a statement from Andre Harrell.

Check out Heavy D’s recent tweets:

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Heavy D & the Boyz featuring Aaron Hall “Now That We Found Love”

Janet Jackson featuring Heavy D “Alright”

Heavy D was also featured on the classic “Self Destruction”

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