Gone Too Soon: Musicians Who Died Young

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Heavy D, 44

As one of rap's most successful and influential artists of the late '80s and early '90s, Heavy D was instrumental in helping hip hop cross over to the mainstream. His outgoing charisma, effortless rhymes and agile dance steps led to several chart-topping albums and eventually helped him make a successful transition to acting. Heavy D's career was tragically cut short at the age of 44.

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