Rap legend Heavy D -- one of the most influential rappers of the '90s -- died earlier today
Heavy D whose real name is Dwight Arrington Myers was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today ... and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM. He was 44 years old.
learned a 911 call was placed from Heavy's Beverly Hills home around
11:25 AM to report an unconscious male on the walkway .
When help arrived, we're told Heavy D was conscious and speaking -- and was transported to a nearby hospital.
He died a short time later.
Cops are investigating the death -- and so far, there are no obvious signs of foul play. Police are currently at the home.
We at Full Figured News will miss Heavy D, he repped for the for big and sexy men! He definitely made us fall in love with all of the teddy bears out there. His family and friends are in our prayers.