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In Living Color was a television program that ran from 1990-1994. During its four seasons on air, there were many famous actors, comedians and even rappers who made up the cast of the show. Notable actors such as: Jim Carrey, Tommy Davidson, Jaime Foxx, Damon Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Kim Wayans all got their opportunity to showcase their talents on the show.

The program was a series of comedic sketches written and performed by the actors who wrote the script. At the beginning of the show the host (Kenan Ivory Wayans) would introduce different members of the show to the audience. The first act he would introduce would be the Fly Girls, who were an assortment of female dancers. Their job was to bring in the show, cue the commercial breaks as well as end the show with various dance routines. Kenan would then introduce the D.J. for the night who would spin the records for the Fly Girls to dance to.

After the Fly Girl's performance the skits would begin. The program usually showed anywhere from ten to fifteen different skits per night and each skit would be a unique story line all on its own. Each skit would involve some or all of the cast of In Living Color interacting with one another in various ways. For the first four seasons of the show, most of the original cast members played re-occurring roles. Even the Fly girls performed some cameo roles as well as smaller acting parts.

As the show progressed into later seasons some new cast members began to appear on the show. Entertainers such Tupac, James Brown and Rodney Dangerfield, joined the showcase (playing themselves) and adding to the shows repertoire. The show also allowed new acts to perform on stage at the end of each show. Acts such as Kriss-Kross and En-vogue were invited to perform as well as act in the show.

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L.A. County Coroner Announces Cause of Heavy D's Death

The death of legendary rapper Heavy D is no longer a mystery. The Overweight Lover simply did too much jet-setting. The L.A. County Coroner's Office announced today that Heavy D had died of a pulmonary embolism caused by "deep leg vein thombrosis" - essentially a blood clot in his leg that moved through his body up to his lung, causing the blockage that eventually killed him. Pulmonary embolisms frequently occur with long-distance travellers, though they aren't always deadly.

Heavy D's Funeral Scheduled for Thursday

Though we likely won't know more about how precisely legendary rapper Heavy D died last week at the age of 44 for a few weeks, we now know that his funeral will be held this Thursday in Los Angeles, and that the funeral ceremony will be open to the public. As we reported earlier this week, Heavy D passed away November 8th after he was found unconscious on a walkway near his home in Beverly Hills. There has been no official cause of death as of yet, and the Los Angeles Country coroner won't have a complete autopsy and toxicology report for several weeks.

Update: Why Did Heavy D Die?

When news hit that hip-hop legend Heavy D had passed away yesterday at the age of 44, saddened fans rushed to YouTube to replay "Now That We Found Love" and wonder what they were gonna do with the news. There were few details about how the overweight lover had died other than the fact that he had collapsed, yet was still conscious and being treated, only to die an hour or so later. More information has emerged today about what may have happened. As much as we'd love to report on some mysterious hip hop conspiracy, or a war between Heavy D and the Fat Boys, it sounds like the rapper's death may have everything to do with him being.

Heavy D is Dead. Long Live Heavy D.

According to reports from Rolling Stone, TMZ and several other news outlets, 90's rap icon Heavy D is dead, and it's not entirely clear how or why. TMZ reported minutes ago that "Heavy D -- real name Dwight Arrington Myers -- was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today ... and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM. He was 44 years old." Perez Hilton is reporting that "Heavy D was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon, after he was found unconscious on a walkway near his home in Beverly Hills.

How You Livin'? Large! Fox is Bringing Back 'In Living Color'

MTV may have Beavis and Butt-Head, but Fox is just about ready to bring an even more powerful retro TV comedy superpower to the table -- Homey D. Clown! That's right fly boys and girls, Fox announced this weekend that it's bringing back "In Living Color," the comedy showcase (with smokin' hot dance intervals) that helped launch the careers of Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and Jennifer Lopez. According to a press release from Fox, the show "will air as two half-hour specials in the spring of 2012.

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