Heavy D, the overweight lover, Mr. Big Stuff, head of Heavy D & The Boyz, and a dude pretty much beloved by everyone everywhere, has died at the age of 44, according to TMZ and other outlets. He reportedly collapsed at home in Beverly Hills this afternoon, was rushed to the hospital, and died a short time after.

That is just indescribably tragic. He was a relentlessly positive rapper. You and your mom could both like him. He was one of the first crossover artists to blend hip hop and dancehall reggae. And he proved, again, that fat guys could dance.

R.I.P., Heavy D. You were one of the good guys.