News: Heavy D's Brother Tries To Cash-In On Mysterious, Missing Will
Sunday, May 19, 2013 2:05PM
Late hip-hop pioneer Heavy D's brother, Floyd Myers, is reportedly hoping he can turn a missing will into actual assets nearly three years after the rapper's passing.
Details of the brother's interest in settling the estate issue surfaced online this weekend.
Heavy D's brother is seeking control of the late rapper's estate -- what's left of it -- via an old will that earmarks nothing for D's 13-year-old daughter, parents or other siblings ... according to documents obtained by TMZ. Floyd Myers, D's brother and former business manager, filed docs in L.A. County Superior Court last week ... claiming Heavy wrote a will in '99 and lost it years ago ... but insists D gave him a copy. Interestingly, the will Floyd wants the court to honor specifies that all of Heavy's assets should go to Floyd (keep in mind, Heavy apparently signed off on that will BEFORE his daughter was born). (TMZ)
The iconic "Heavyweight Lover" reportedly had over $300,000 in assets but there may be more money hidden away in royalties.
So what's left of Heavy's estate? The rapper only had $320,000 in listed assets (but there could be more $$$ in future royalties and other bank accounts that haven't been discovered yet). But Floyd's lawyer tells TMZ ... it's all good with D's extended family ... the filing is a formality to clear title on a condo the brothers co-owned so Floyd can sell it. We reached out to several immediate family members ... no one's gotten back. HD died in November 2011 from a pulmonary embolism at age 44 ... as TMZ first reported. (TMZ)
Back in January 2012, Terror Squad leader Fat Joe reflected on Heavy D's unexpected passing.
"It was a sad occasion when Heavy D passed. He's somebody I look up to. He was a mentor, somebody who really inspired me growing up," Joe said in an interview. "Being a big person Heavy D was doing it so big I've always admired him so it was a sad note -- I had confidence. I felt like I was looking at TV and I seen a guy Heavy D and I'm Fat Joe from The Bronx. And I was dancing like him and it made me feel confident about myself. And I felt like fat guys could do it." ("106 & Park")
In late December 2011, details on what caused Heavy to lose his life hit the 'net.
An autopsy performed on rapper Heavy D, who collapsed and died suddenly on Nov. 8, found that the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism, according to the report released Tuesday. The coroner's office found that Dwight Arrington Myers, better known as Heavy D, died of a blood clot in his lung. He also suffered from deep leg vein thrombosis and heart disease. The blood clot was "most likely formed during an extended airplane ride," said Craig Harvey, chief of the Los Angeles County department of coroner. The rapper had recently returned from a trip to London. (Los Angeles Times)