Heavy D, one of hip hop's best known artists of the 1990s, died today at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 44.

The rapper - whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers and who was responsible for such hits as "Now That We Found Love" - was pronounced dead at approximately 1 p.m., 90 minutes after a call to 911 was placed from his home.

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