Heavy D who’s real name Dwight Arrington Myers, is dead at the age of 44.

Heavy D was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today … and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM.

From TMZ we’ve 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.

Last month he was in Wales performing with La Toya Jackson for the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

44 is just too young…..