Troy Dixon (October 19, 1967 — July 15, 1990), better known as Trouble T Roy, was a hip-hop dancer and rapper with the successful group Heavy D and the Boyz from 1987 until 1990.
On July 15, 1990, at the age of 22, Dixon was killed by an accidental fall. While on tour in Indianapolis, he and others were having fun after a performance and walking on a raised exit ramp outside the arena. According to the TV One show Unsung, a guy who was known as a prankster, pushed a trash barrel down the ramp. It hit Troy who then fell from a height of approximately two stories, and hit his head. He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
I had a friend of mine that passed away, and it was a shock to the community. I was kind of depressed when I made it. And to this day, I can't believe I made it through, the way I was feeling. I guess it was for my boy. When I found the record by Tom Scott, basically I just heard something incredible that touched me and made me cry. It had such a beautiful bassline, and I started with that first. I found some other sounds and then heard some sax in there and used that. Next thing you know, I have a beautiful beat made. When I mixed the song down, I had Charlie Brown from Leaders of the New School in the session with me, and we all just started crying."
Guy mentions him in a song called "Long Gone", a 1990 song paying tribute to various artists and friends, on their album The Future.