Dwight suffered from stomach ulcers, but was later diagnosed with Stage 3 gastric cancer. He lived for 8 months and was able to spend the time he had left with his family.
He died on Thursday August 14, 2008 from the battle of Stage 3 gastric cancer. His dying wish was for Antoinette is to carry on and be a happy mother to their children. He was 45 years old when he died.