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Legendary Rapper Heavy D Dies At 44

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Legendary Rapper Heavy D Dies At 44

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Legendary Rapper Heavy D Dies At 44

Legendary Rapper Heavy D Dies At 44

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The self-proclaimed "overweight lover" of hip-hop rose to fame in the late 1980s, often making his weight the center of his act. He was part of the group "Heavy D and the Boyz." He died Tuesday in Los Angeles. Host Michel Martin looks at the life and work of the Jamaica-born hip-hop star.